I spent a couple of days in Toronto on business last week and I can tell you that it’s a really happening town, full of entrepreneurial energy. I was a little disoriented by the fact that our dollar and theirs have reached virtual parity - gone on the days of taking a 40% American discount on everything they sell. The only other disappointment was the fact that I missed the Mesh Conference due to my schedule, because it looked like it had a killer line up of speakers. One of them was Mark Dowds an Irishman living in Toronto who founded a co-working site called Indoor Playground. At the suggestion of my friend Robert Brackenridge I actually had my client drive me to the building in the hope that it would be open and I could see the setup - but it was a long shot and the door was locked at the time. It gives me a reason to go back however.
Since the fire alarm went off in my building at 4:30am I caught up and wrote a bunch of twitters to pass the time that I couldn’t go back to sleep. I’m really getting into twitter of late since I like knowing what people are doing - even if it’s just eating breakfast. I’m know that Jaiku is “better” technically with more features and less breakdowns, but I really like the community on twitter and I’ve made some good internet friends so far. Add me if you’d like at marc1919.