And we shall call it–This Land. Or, actually, DuaCentral.

imageSo, drumroll…

Kelly and I have officially locked into a deal to buy a new home!


When we came here last year, the idea was to rent a place for awhile and scope out Toronto’s many delightful neighborhoods. And some scoping did occur, though I admit we were far from meticulous. Being in the heart of downtown really works for us: Kelly’s commute from the current Chez Dua is 25 minutes, on foot, and we’re within easy walking distance from everything from Lake Ontario and the CN Tower to the subway, the yoga place, and the AGO.

The new digs are even closer to everything but the lake. We’ll be around the corner from the gallery, five minutes from the subway, fifteen minutes from Kelly’s current office, and just a hair nearer to all the things of downtown. We’re about to be nearer the Chinatown produce stores and the Kensington market.

As many of you know, there is a riff whereby Canadians located elsewhere have it that Torontonians view their home patch as the center of the universe. Since we’ll be even more smack in the middle of Toronto, we have decided the official title of the new Chez Dua will be: The Center of the Center of the Universe. DuaCentral, for short.

Also… it’s a nice little place. Very cute, very us, very nicely laid out.

Needless to say, we are insanely excited.

Moving will commence in the spring, sometime between mid-April and May.

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About Alyx Dellamonica

After twenty-two years in Vancouver, B.C., I've recently moved to Toronto Ontario, where I make my living writing science fiction and fantasy; I also review books and teach writing online at UCLA. I'm a legally married lesbian, a coffee snob, and I wake up at an appallingly early hour.

7 Responses to And we shall call it–This Land. Or, actually, DuaCentral.

  1. Congratulations! That is primo location. My Toronto-fu is out of date, but I seem to remember some great Chinese restaurants not far from there, too.

  2. ksmithsf says:

    Congratulations! It must be great for Kelly to be able to walk to work, and for you to be so close to all manner of coolness.

    • We decided awhile ago that if we could facilitate a short by-foot commute, the time saved, mental health bonus plus lack of bus pass expense would be ingenious. Kelly loves her short walk to work, and it’s about to get shorter.

  3. Paul Weimer says:

    I am so happy for the two of you!

  4. Diggin’ the Firefly reference. Congratulations on your new home. House or condo or… spaceship?