After being absent from the market for about 2 weeks now I had a craving for an empanada from Latin taste, and wanted to go down and catch my market Vibe and refuel on my culture.

It was great to see the comparison to when I was there on my last visit two weeks ago.

Everybody's still behaving nicely in the sandbox and practicing social distancing to the best of their ability.

The park had park dwellers without the social distancing circles, as they've been keeping it in an orderly manner . There are more and more small independent stores starting to open up again, and we're going to see a lot more of them opening up for phase 2.

This is a classic example of a cultural hub in our city that's predominantly indepently family-owned businesses. Some of them have been around for decades, there's one or two that may not make it.

In the coming weeks for the next phase of getting back out and coming out , it is areas and regions like this we need to support and make conscious decisions on which way we Channel our money. The moms and pops places and independent owners have been fighting the good fight these past few months and probably holding on for dear life.

When you decide that you're coming out and entering phase 2, make a conscious decision and support your local family independent businesses.

Phase 2 is around the corner, it is our time to shine and support Toronto

Keep your Independent city alive.

They need us now more than ever !