We sometimes call her “Ms. McGuyver”. You know, a female version of the TV hero who can fix, build or jury rig anything using little more than some tape, string and a Swiss Army Knife. Think I’m kidding? Then think again! She can repair almost anything. A broken dryer, a toilet needing replacement or paint scraping three floors up a shaky ladder is no problem for her.

Sandra is our manager here at the Canadiana and she’s been here since almost the very beginning. She first came to the hostel as a University student working her way through school (Business and Finance) as a painter. It was patently obvious to all and sundry that she was clever in her business dealings had extraordinary mechanical abilities.

There is an adage “You can”t buy brains.” That’s quite true, you can’t! But you can hire them! To make a long story short, that’s precisely what was done!

Almost since she first arrived, Sandra has “run” the Canadiana and very efficiently, I might add. We were voted “Best Hostel in North America” in no small part due to her efforts.

So if you are staying at the Canadiana and you have a problem that seems insurmountable, call “Ms. McGuyver” – and don’t you dare bet that she can’t do it – you will likey lose!

Sandra at the Mafia party - Canadiana Backpackers Inn Toronto Youth Hostel

.Sandras Birthday - Canadiana Backpackers Inn Toronto Youth Hostel

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