You Gotta See What We See

A series featuring Toronto insiders

Meet Toronto Insiders: Cool Material's Alex Frank and Adam Szafranski  

"The whole point of a place like this—one where all different kinds of cultures mix and blend to make for new experiences and ideas—is that there’s all types of ways to spend your time."

Alex is a freelance writer and editor living in Manhattan, covering music, fashion, and global culture. He’s on assignment in Toronto to remix a business trip with the right amount of leisure - it’s called bleisure. Alex previously worked at The FADER as Deputy Editor and as Deputy Culture Editor, and has also contributed to VOGUE, ELLE, New York Magazine, the New York Times, and GQ. 

Adam is a freelance photographer based out of Seattle, Washington whose portfolio is made up of lifestyle, architectural, design, hospitality, and travel photography. He’s in Toronto meeting Alex to ensure they Work, Play, Repeat. Adam’s work has been featured in Condé Nast Traveler, Eater, The National, Sunset Magazine, and San Diego Magazine.

Alex & Adam’s Top Toronto Picks

Top Toronto restaurants: Aera Restaurant up 38 floors at The Well and St. Regis Toronto’s luxury LOUIX LOUIS

Can’t-miss Toronto attraction: The Distillery District, Hockey Hall of Fame

Hidden Toronto gem: Taglialatella Galleries, Yorkville Village 

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