An internet trend comes to Toronto, and perfectly illustrates city's je ne sais quoi.
Toronto Strife, a new Tumblr blog, is part of the super latest crop of web memes: a defining moment for someone is coupled with an animated GIF image on infinite loop and given an explanatory caption. Toronto Strife uses this format to tell “the daily minutia of our city in GIFs” (its words).
With its perfect balance of honesty and accuracy—and also because of the fact that it’s kind of super niche—we wouldn’t trade such uniquely Torontonian moments for most things.
We have a few suggestions for new Toronto Strife posts:
- Realizing Toronto is the centre of the universe
- Realizing Toronto is not the centre of the universe
- Learning that a restaurant only got a conditional pass
- Walking through a scramble intersection
- Learning about TTC construction while en route
- Spotting someone from Degrassi
- Learning the names of neighbourhoods you didn’t know existed
- Meeting an interesting person, only to get their 905 number
- Spotting Toronto doubling as another city in a film
- Riding a bike
- Introducing someone to their first Portuguese egg tart