I thought the “No Pigeons” sign on the door of My Market Bakery was a joke until this morning. But when I walked into the Kensington Market bakery, a staffer came out of the kitchen with a pair of tongs. “You let the pigeon in,” she explained.
Apparently, this particular pigeon hangs around the front of the bakery each morning, waiting for a customer to open the door. She then runs inside and tries to eat as many crumbs off the floor as she can before being hustled outside again.
On my way out of the bakery (with some excellent multigrain bread), the ejected pigeon was once again waiting by the door, and nearly made it past me.
It your interest in food markets runs less towards organic provenance and more towards the sort of place where a teenager offers fruit samples off the tip of a machete, the Toronto Weston Flea Market is your place. It is overflowing with cheap fruit and veg, and is open every weekend, year round.
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Tagged flea market, fruit, rain, Rob Elliott, Sketchbook, toronto, Toronto Weston, vegetables
You Windy Rathole needed a change of scenery, so it went east for inspiration. Here are some sketches of a hot summer weekend in Montreal (Tip: click on the picture to view the page larger).
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Tagged cheese, coffee, girls, microbrew, Montreal, Rob Elliott, Sketchbook, summer, sun, tattoo
Posted in Food, rats, Sketchbook
Tagged Chinatown, Cora Pizza, Dumpling House, Grabage Strike, Lucky Seven, Mel Lastman, rats, Rob Elliott, Sketchbook, Spadina, The Decade in Rats, toronto