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Toronto tends to breed certain personality types, and while they're all different, they're all very T.O. As you spend time here, you'll see these types of people represented over and over again in your friend groups. Even when you beef, you still love them all, because you know their fun little quirks are what make them some of the best people in the world.
The Upwardly Mobile King St Tycoon
This kid's been on the up and up since grade 8. They probably went to Wilfred Laurier to study business, then came back to Toronto and got an entry level job somewhere in the Financial District. All they ever talk about is work, so little by little, you start hang out with them less.
This friend's been living in Kensington Market for a few years now, and despite the fact that they can't afford it on their minimum wage salary, they're never going to leave, and you love them for it.
This is the friend of yours who left school and promptly moved back in with their parents. You can never get them to come out, ever. They say it's because coming all the way into town from Etobicoke or North York is too much of a pain, but you know it's because they're marathoning Gilmore Girls and don't want to be interrupted.
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They may also have moved back in with their parents, but it's only because they can't afford rent and tuition at the same time. This kid's working hard, and you see them maybe once a month because of all of the extracurriculars they've got going on. Your best chance of seeing them is running into them somewhere in the Annex when their rushing to class.
The One You're Worried About
As much as you love the fact that this friend is always down to go to Crocodile Rock with you, you're starting to get concerned about how little time off they take from partying. The next time you lose them after a night out in the Entertainment District and find them passed out on top of a car, it may be time for an intervention.
This is a friend you met at university, but they dropped out two years in to go to Seneca and pursue their true passion. They always have a drawing pad in hand, and they'll get really philosophical very quickly if you let them.
Some people get politicized in university, and that's definitely what happened to this friend of yours. They'll probably teach you a lot of depressing things about the world, and you'll either become more like them, or hang out with them less and less as time goes on. On the plus side, they invite you to a lot of really cool grungy west side parties.
The One With A Car
This is probably the only person you know who drives, and you can tell they're probably getting sick of you asking for rides all over the place. Doesn't mean you won't call them about helping you pick up that sweet dresser in the Junction that you saw on Kijiji.
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The One Who Won't Sit Still
This friend knows everything that's going on in town all the time, and wants you to come to all of it with them. This is one of the most high energy people you've ever met, and sometimes you dread getting texts from them, because they never take "no" for an answer. You can't spend all of your time at loft parties on College and Bathurst. Sometimes you just want a night in with some take out from Poutini's.
The One You Never See
Once every month or so, one of you will Facebook message the other one about how long it's been since you've hung out. Over the course of the next month, you'll slowly make plans to do brunch at Aunties and Uncles, but neither of you will get around to it. It's weird, because you do both like each other. It just doesn't seem to be enough.
The One Who's Always Leaving Town
This friend probably left Ontario for university. They ended up in Vancouver, New York, or Montreal, and in that time have convinced themselves that their college town is better than Toronto. No matter where you go, the only thing they talk about is how much it sucks that the LCBO closes at 9, or how gross Canadian cigarettes are, and they spend most weekends out of town. They should probably just move.
Covered in stick and poke tattoos, and probably owning a really friendly rottweiler, this is the friend that your other friends are scared of. But that's because they don't know that this is genuinely one of the nicest people you know. At least until you invite them all to an evening of drinking at Trinity Bellwoods to get to know each other.