In the event you stay in Toronto, are a bit lonely, and need to make a brand new pal, look no additional than BeMyFriend.ca.
This lovable web site was created by Amy Creyer, a inventive director who was transferred from her job at Momentum Worldwide’s Chicago workplace to the community’s Toronto workplace again in December.
Creyer was keen to find town and the individuals, she informed The Message, and though she had co-workers who had been displaying her round, issues bought troublesome when the pandemic hit in March.
“It’s exceptionally arduous to fulfill new individuals if you’ve simply relocated throughout a pandemic,” she stated.
After making no actual associates in her first 10 months within the metropolis, Creyer took to social media and began posting messages to the Toronto Advert Jobs & Networking Fb group in October, as a “shameless plug for digital espresso dates to make new associates with of us in Canadian Advert-land.”
The put up obtained a stunning 164 feedback from promoting and advertising professionals. The top end result? A thank-you video and a inventive web site referred to as BeMyFriend.ca.
“Mix residing in a brand new place with social isolation and growth! Recipe for loneliness,” she explains on the web site’s homepage, including that she awoke sooner or later to appreciate that she solely had one pal in Toronto exterior of her company.
“This web site is my exploration of constructing new associates in a brand new place within the new pandemic actuality. So whether or not you are a lifelong Torontonian, or a brand-new immigrant like me, I might like to get to know you. I am certain different individuals would like to get to know you too.”
In addition to explaining her story, there’s a type on the backside of the homepage the place individuals can depart their contact data and a message for Creyer in the event that they want to be associates.
To show this has truly been working, Creyer additionally included some pictures of the chums she’s made up to now.
If you wish to make associates in a brand new metropolis throughout a world pandemic, you bought to get inventive!