What brought you to Lawrence Avenue East?
The business which I bought here is what brought me to Lawrence Avenue. When I arrived to this country, I worked a job that I didn’t like and it inspired me to buy this Pizzaville store.

What does Lawrence Avenue mean to you?
Lawrence Avenue brings me history in my mind. It brings back to me the background and it has a certain type of energy that I interact daily with.

Can you tell us a story that happened on Lawrence Avenue?
Actually there was a festival going on every year called Taste of Lawrence and we had a booth set up. I don’t remember meeting anyone specifically but there was the joy of meeting a lot of people on that day.

What are some key words when you think of Lawrence Avenue?
The people, the community, and maybe the lifestyle. I can feel it in my blood.


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