1.You get defensive when people doubt that you’re actually from Toronto.
2.While at the same time, you’ve been a little snooty and territorial to people who are not actually from Toronto themselves (*coughScarboroughMarkhamcough* sorry, sore throat).
3.You spent 90% of your teen years and 100% of your money hanging out at Eaton Centre.
4.You may or may not have stolen a quarter, or loonie, from the fountain...
5.Your grade school forced you to go on at least one retreat into nature where you’d learn how to nature. You didn't retain anything, but "Kawartha," and "Boyne River" rouses some of the best childhood memories.
6.Beef patties were the number one snack — breakfast, lunch, dinner.
7.You snuck off of school grounds… But only to go to a deli. Or Eaton Centre. Probably Eaton Centre.
8.You rode the subway by yourself when you were, like, nine years old and it was no thing (except adults always thought you were lost).
9.You've bitched about the Toronto transit since you were nine.
10.Everyone knows you only swim in the lake if you're a little drunk.
11.You and your friends learned the art of ~pre-drinking~ on the TTC because getting to the actual bar took forever.
12.You knew that Nuit Blanche was really just an excuse to get drunk and walk around with your friends.
13.Wonderland was the go-to summer trip with your friends — and always an even number of friends.
14.You definitely owned/still own a pair of sunglasses that you bought for $5 in Kensington Market.
15.The initiation to your first Jays game is a really bad sunburn.
16.The only times you've gone to the CN Tower is to bring your out-of-town family there when they're visiting.
17.By now, you’re used to waiting an hour (if not hours) for brunch.
18.Or longer, if you want a spot on the patio.
19.Or, if it's brunch on a patio, good luck, buddy.
20.Thursday nights were strictly dedicated to "the Maddy" (Madison Pub) or The Brunswick House.
21.Your New Year's was always a shit show in one form or another: Clubs were too expensive, house parties were messy, people were messy...
22.You've shamefully been ~one of those people~ running around the city during TIFF, trying to spot celebrities.
23.And growing up in Toronto meant you knew someone who knew someone who once had a class with someone who knew someone from Degrassi.