Kasia Kmieć (1986)

About me
I take joy in the simple pleasures: the right song at the right time, a bike ride down a tree-lined street with the wind in my hair and sun on my face, catching up with friends and hysterically laughing over ridiculous jokes, and encounters with dogs. I love a well-balanced Old Fashioned. I am a lawyer, taking a break from the law to pursue a Masters degree in Urban Planning here in Toronto.

Whether they are old friends coming over to my apartment for dinner or strangers visiting my city, my instinct is always to ensure my guests feel welcome and at home, and to treat them as I would like to be treated.

Why Toronto?
I distinctly remember the first time I realized how much I loved Toronto. It was during the last ten minutes of a four-day train ride from Vancouver to Toronto. I had been living on the west coast for the last couple of years, and this ride marked the official move back east. It was a splendid journey, winding through Canada’s grand mountainous peaks, endless golden wheat fields, vast skies and lush forest and lake landscapes. But as the train turned a corner in its final descent, and the looming cityscape revealed itself with the shimmer of Lake Ontario to the south and the CN Tower rising amongst the skyscrapers, I knew I was home.

There’s so much more to us than the CN Tower, Eaton Centre and the downtown core, though. Toronto is a city of cultures and neighbourhoods, each with its own distinct vibe and offerings, and it’s this segmentation into smaller parts that lets you make the big city your own and to keep discovering. There are many parks, ravines, running paths, restaurants, bars, galleries, theatres and clubs; Toronto is becoming a solid music destination that attracts plenty of big names, but also has a thriving underground scene. And on any given day (weather permitting), you can go soak in the rays on one of the city’s many beaches, bike along the Waterfront Trail, or hop on the ferry to the Toronto Islands for a quick escape.

There’s also much movement in the city in terms of our urban landscape, infrastructure and long-term vision. It’s an exciting time to be here and part of the conversation.

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