Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sticky Step Thirty: Dr. Comics (now closed)/CannaClinic - 44 Kensington Ave.

Now down to a single opponent after dropping off the second deadly Viking Beetle outside of Seven Lives Tacos y Mariscos in Kensington Market, the Human-Lizard easily dispatches the last of the anthropomorphic insect renegades over side of the cube van they're traveling on as it makes a sharp right turn down the alleyway next to Dr. Comics at 44 Kensington Ave.

The Human-Lizard makes a squeeze play to victory.

Finally, the Human-Lizard is free to meet up with his date, but there's just one problem. It's a tight alleyway already and with man-sized crushed bug guts jamming up what little space is left, it's the end of the line for this rushed delivery driver as he leaps out of the truck's cab to give the Human-Lizard a piece of his mind.

A tight spot in the alleyway next to 44 Kensington Ave.
Originally known in the neighbourhood as Kensington Comics, Dr. Comics took over the space at 44 Kensington Ave. for several years before closing down, moving out and being replaced by CannaClinic, one of the many of medicinal marijuana dispensaries that have recently popped up in the city.

If you're still jonesing for comics, though, not to worry. Although they may have left Toronto and Kensington Market behind them, you can still get your four-colour fix from Dr. Comics in the heart of cottage country at 79 Mississaga St. E. in Orillia.

Next up: Lucas makes tracks up Augusta Ave. past Coalition and the balanced rock art of Sunjye as he tries not to be late for his date!


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sticky Step Twenty-Nine: Seven Lives Tacos - 69 Kensington Ave.

After knocking off balance one of the remaining Viking Beetles he's been fighting on the back of a delivery truck while passing several Spadina Avenue shopfronts, the Human-Lizard follows up with a well-placed karate kick to send one of the nefarious Norse nightmares flying off the speeding truck to the street below. Although it's never clear whether this particular mutant marauder made the final journey to insect Valhalla, it is fortunate enough to fall off the truck directly in front of Seven Lives Tacos y Mariscos.

The Human-Lizard evens the odds outside Seven Lives Tacos.

Seven Lives Tacos y Mariscos has been serving up Baja California-style fish tacos (like the house specialty, the Gobernador, served with smoked tuna and shrimp), first as a pop-up restaurant (as part of the Toronto Underground Market, a social food market which ran from 2011 to 2014 to promote local cooks, chefs and food entrepreneurs), before eventually settling into a permanent space at 69 Kensington Avenue in the heart of Kensington Market. A word to the wise, along with an appetite, bring cash and comfortable shoes to wear while standing, because there is almost always a lengthy lineup for these tasty tacos.

Seven Lives Tacos y Mariscos at 69 Kensington Avenue.

Next up: The Human-Lizard wraps up his vicious Viking Beetle battle in a dark alley next to Dr. Comics.