The Man From Western OZ

Mike D we call him and he’s been here at the hostel with us for quite some time. He’s been working in Toronto for a company that would be illegal were it not run by the Provincial Government.

Mike worked for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (sounds pretty ominous, dosen’t it?). The LCBO Stores are the only places you can purchase alcohol in the entire Province – and Ontario is vast! So, in fact, it is a monopoly and the last I heard monopolies are illegal in Canada.

Mike is a pretty popular guest here at the Canadiana. He’s polite, easy going, kind and friendly. His job at the Liquor Store made Mike even more popular with a lot of the guests.

You see, it a bit of a jaunt to the closest Liquor Store and Mike could often be inveigled into picking up a bottle or two for friends.

Mike is off to Europe for a few months before finally returning home. We wish him all the very best in all that he does and thank him for saving us a few trips to the liquor store.

We’re really going to miss him – and not just for that reason.

Mike - Canadiana Backpackers Inn Toronto Youth Hostel

Mike with Paula from Spain

Mike - Canadiana Backpackers Inn Toronto Youth Hostel

Mike at his leaving party


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