Hangout Handbook Eat Your Way Across Toronto

Hangout Handbook Eat Your Way Across Toronto
Photo by Benny Fong
In our annual Hangout Handbook, Exclaim! asks some of our favourite artists what an ideal day in their hometown would entail. Here, Tre Mission outlines the perfect way to spend 24 hours in Toronto.

Wake and bake. First and foremost. Has to happen before anything else.

Next is breakfast. Anyone who knows you will tell you that I am big on food. Sometimes I eat five or six meals in a day. Also, when I find a food I like, I kill it. Right now that food is pho. I'm a weirdo, I'll eat anything for breakfast, so I'd probably head over to Pho Tien Thanh (57 Ossington Ave.) and get a large chicken pho. That's my shit right now.

After that I head back east to Victoria Park/Don Mills area and chill with ma boys. I try to go back to my old stomping grounds a few times a week — helps me feel normal when there is very little normal around me most of the time. Usually we just hang out, smoke weed, drink liquor and make fun of each other.

After that (which probably takes about six or eight hours), the sun is going down so it's time for me to touch the road again.

From here I'd hit up my studio in Liberty Village where I work with an engineer named Sunny Diamonds. He's done basically all of my work since I was 16 or 17. But on the way there I'd stop at Alexandros (484 Danforth Ave.) which is a small but amazing Greek spot. Anyone who knows me will tell you I love Greek food.

Probably around 1 a.m. I'd start getting hungry again so from there I'd hit up Pat's Home Style Jamaican (558 Queen W.). If you can handle a bit of old man Jamaican banter, this is always a good spot, and similar to Alexandros, they are open late.

Then it's back to the studio for the rest of the night. This is the ideal day for me in Toronto. Notice how it mostly consists of food.

Tre Mission is a Toronto-raised grime MC whose new album, Stigmata, came out on August 12 on Big Dada.