Written by Joanna Monday, 17 January 2011 14:07
InlibertyVillage is all about being “in the know” of what’s happening and who’s who in Liberty Village. This time, we’re getting up-close with those who actually know Liberty Village better than anyone else. This section reveals profile descriptions and their thoughts or opinions about living in one of Toronto’s most urban neighbourhoods. InLibertyVillage gives you exclusive access to those who reside in Canada’s most creative community.
It’s hard to imagine what life would be like managing a hectic work schedule, being a mom, and maintaining a social life. But meet Caryl D’Souza. She’s an Interactive Creative Consultant, mother and the founder of Creative Passion and organizer of MeetUp group, Liberty Village Moms, all in one! Caryl’s love for Liberty Village began in 2008 when she first moved to the area. For her, Liberty Village is a growing community that seemed to have gathered a chunk of entrepreneurs and young professionals into one lively neighbourhood. One if its major appeals is the closeness of the community; she describes it to be close-knit similar to rural areas where she recognizes some of the faces and gives a friendly smile at others walking by.
Aside from her neighbours, Caryl has an affinity with the trendy shops, independent businesses, and modern lounges in Liberty Village. She enjoys visiting the Brazen Head located on East Liberty Street, an Irish Pub which serves traditional Irish dishes and tons of beer; another favourite is Locus 144, an open-concept bar/lounge that mixes Liberty Village’s young and old crowd; and if yoga or pilates is on her schedule, she’ll most likely attend sessions at Balance Integrated Studio.
Liberty Village attracts creative-minded people, but Caryl thinks you don’t need to be alike to fit in. Her sister is an accountant and lives in the same condo building, yet she also loves what Liberty Village has to offer.
I caught up with Caryl online through meetup.com, a website dedicated to organizing events where people living in the same city and share similar interests can essentially “meet up”. While living in Liberty Village, she had an idea to connect with other moms living around the area and created the group, Liberty Village Moms. Each month, she arranges a meet up for the group, anywhere from playdates to coffee dates to spa days. The next event is scheduled for January.29 called “Healthy Mom and Baby Seminar” hosted by Dr.Beth. If you’re a mother living in Liberty Village, she encourages other moms to join through meetup.com.
Now you know Caryl D’Souza. She doesn’t bite!- So don’t be afraid to approach her when you see her buying apples at the local Metro; Liberty Village is what she calls home and for her, there’s no place like Liberty Village.
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