20 Questions with Candice from Indie 88’s The Morning After

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  • Published
  • November 25, 2014

Name: Candice Knihnitski
Occupation: News/Host The Morning After on Indie88
Twitter: @candice_indie88
On The Web: indie88.com
Bio: Did an alt rock morning show in Calgary for 5 years. Moved to Toronto to produce The Kim Mitchell Show on Q107. Once I got my foot in the door here in Toronto, I applied for Indie88 and got the gig.

  1. Where do you call home? I was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK but I spent most of my adult life in Alberta so I call Calgary home. Well, I used to….now Toronto is my home and that won’t be changing…ever! I love it here.
  2. What do you love most about it? Toronto really is a city of neighbourhoods. Every single corner of the city has its own Ma and Pa Shops, great restaurants, shopping and amazing green spaces. When I moved to Toronto I was actually surprised by all the green space IN the city. In Alberta, there are trees but you would have ot drive to a park or head outta town for the really great views.
  3. Born and raised here or Johnny-come-lately? Johnny come lately.
  4. Is it a winter wonderland or summertime paradise? Summertime Paradise for sure. I have an excuse to wear a summer dress everyday. Toronto Island is amazing. Never wearing a coat is great. I love summer. Another reason why I love Toronto so much, I don’t even mind the humidity.
  5. What’s your commute like? I take the bus at an ungodly hour. Then I take 2 busses home. I get a lot of reading done.
  6. What do you do on a day off? Drink wine first and foremost. I love going out to eat. I hit up a lot of small music venues. The Cameron House, Drake Underground, Dakota etc…
  7. It’s my first time in town. Where should we go? I got a few places you should go. Let’s make it a summer day. Hit up the LCBO on Queen West near Ossington, then head to Trinity Bellwoods Park. After a day in the sun go play arcade games for free at Get Well and get some great Craft beer into you, then head to the Dakota Tavern. There is always a great band playing there. I have never seen a bad show at the Dakota.
  8. Is there anything you’d change about it? I would like it if transit wasn’t soooo crowded but I understand that just comes with living in this big wonderful city.
  9. Where do you go when it’s time to get away? Muskoka if I can bribe a friend to take me with. Niagara on the lake is a nice relaxing weekend getaway.
  10. Favourite local landmark? Can I just say the lake? Any place in the city where I get a good view of the lake makes me very happy. Sugar Beach, Echo Beach, Toronto Island.
  11. Best local event or festival: I love Christmas time in The Distillery District. It is so whimsical.
  12. Favourite local team: I am not a huge sports fan but I have gone to a couple Jays games and they were fun.
  13. Favourite local celebrity: Snow! We just had him on for Throwback Thursday he was so fun. Super nice guy. He is such a character. He even sang Informer while my co-host Matt beat boxed. So cool.
  14. Time to shop. Historic downtown or Big Box Land? A combination of both. If I know exactly what I am looking for I usually go to Big Box Land. If I just got some money to spend on some cool shit…I head downtown and wander around for a couple hours. Last cool thing I found was a Nintendo with Super Mario 3 in Kensington.
  15. Favourite Mom & Pop shop: Penrose Fish and Chips but sadly it closed this year. Now my go to Fish and Chip shop is Seawitch on St Clair West between Vaughn and Christie. I heard it was owned by one of the sons of the Penrose Fish and Chips Family. I can’t confirm that. Well I could if I just ask next time I go in. I will do that.
  16. Favourite local restaurant: Guess I just answered that. LOL.
  17. Best place to grab a coffee or tea: The Kuerig machine at work. I cannot do a morning show without a crappy coffee at 5am.
  18. Grocery store or farmers market? I’m Ukrainian and there are a couple great spots in St Lawrence Market that sell the delicious perogies. Jalapeno and Chedder is not a traditional flavour but I love it. The Sauerkraut perogies are the best though.
  19. Tell us something only locals know: Toronto is a big , diverse city with a little of everything for everyone.
  20. What does supporting local mean to you? Shopping in my community. Supporting the people who support me. Toronto is better than any other city for local shopping. I have never seen so many Ma & Pa shops before. I have lived in 6 cities/towns. None of them offered me so much right outside the front door of my house. Everything I could possibly need is within walking distance in this fine city.

 

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