in the spirit of eric's list, here is my own, really annoying cooler-than thou list: (tragically, I aspired to be cool but never quite hit the mark...) AG You know you are "old alternative Toronto" when:
You still call the Toronto Film Festival "the Festival of Festivals"
You remember when Edge 102 was CFNYand played real alternative music
Queen street between Spadina and University was alternative and a little scary
You went to Forgotten Rebels Shows
At least one person you knew frequented the BFG hangout, "the Fort"
You went to the Sneaky Dee's on Bloor and Bathurst
Thy By the Way Cafe had a sign that said Lickin' Chicken and there was not goat cheese on the menu.
Gypsy Co-op was called Squeeze and it made you feel part of a scene that did not involve buying a converted loft.
The Empire had psychedellic Wednesdays
The Beguiling Comic shop was on Harbourd street
Cafe La Gaffe was a hole in the wall in Kensington Market
You could smoke at the Bloor Cinema
The Duke of Connaught had live music
Young Street had head shops where you could get "citizen of America" fake ID's
Buskers included the Barenaked Ladies and The Leslie Spit Trio