Since 2009, Sam James has run his eponymous coffee shop on Harbord. “I love the neighbourhood,” he explains.
“It’s central to everything, but it somehow feels out of the city.” As for what to do, “I like to go down a block to Bitondo’s (11 Clinton St.) to get pizza,” he says. “I sit outside on the bench no matter the weather and enjoy a fresh slice.” He also recommends stopping by Bickford Park
(400 Grace St.), a perfect spot to hang out, play sports or go skating.