Jacob’s Sister

Jake worked next door at Bikes on Wheels.

Victoria and Jacob

He was always very comfortable in Toronto. Before I moved here. 

Jacob Portrait

But then when I moved here I was very anxious. Overwhelmed by the city. Not so happy.

Victoria Portrait

Always having my brother around, I had that family in the city. He was that familiar face.

Cafe Pamenar

We would hang around Kensington. 

Kensington MarketJacob

The first time I walked into Cafe Pamenar, someone recognized me. I remember him saying “oh you’re Jacob’s sister!”.

PamenarVictoria

It was so welcoming.

I realized you can have a small community of friends and family in the big city.

Jacob's Sunglasses

Thanks to Victoria and Jacob for sharing their story. Follow Victoria’s adventures in the city on Instagram.

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