Ever since I was a little kid, this has been where I’ve felt at home.
I grew up just a few streets north of Yorkville, and my parents always had businesses around here.
I have so many memories of this place.
So as a kid, I used to hang out there a lot.
When I was 16 and 17, I would try to get the servers to serve me drinks under age.
But they never did!
All my friends would get served though. They joke with me about it to this day.
When we moved to Bay street it was crucial that we maintained our visibility from Bloor.
We are Bloor Street Diner after all! I hang out there even more now.
The neighbourhood has evolved. Just like every area does. But the feeling hasn’t changed. It has always been a vibrant area, and that continues to grow.
I feel really lucky to be able to spend my time here.
Thanks to Sebastien for sharing his story. Check out Eatertainment, his hospitality and entertainment business, and visit The One Eighty and The Bloor Street Diner in the Manulife Centre! You can also watch him on The Marilyn Denis Show.
[Editor’s note: Sebastien’s restaurants don’t serve alcohol to people under age…]