Toonpunking is a social business. Deals are done over dinner; parties are an infiltrator’s bread and butter; and there’s nothing half as satisfying as a few cool drinks with the crew after a job well done. In this town, working and partying go hand in hand. Heck, some people consider you to be a weekender until you film one of your robberies and make a music video out of it. Whether you’re picking fights, popping caps, or just celebrating another night alive, you’re gonna wind up on the very same street: Lakeshore Drive.
LSD runs up and down the western bank of Lake Saskatoon, just past the bridges. Sitting right in the middle of town as it does, it gets business from all over—and oh, what a business it is. Here you can find world-class restaurants, dance clubs that re-define fashionable, and cocktails that’ll knock you flat. Every building on the boulevard is a monument to modern culture; and every inch of the street is awash in lights, music, and revelers. Try not to get dazzled.
Lakeshore Drive is a historic fixture of new Saskatoon, being the third neighborhood in the city to undergo reconstruction. In April 2043—a mere 14 months into the city’s cleanup—a group of local businesswomen established the Purple Hay bar, which remains the city’s oldest private business. Several organizations within the Morbux cartel anticipated that the city’s high ink level would bring a massive influx of inkish residents and industry; and by November of that same year, Croesus Construction had already bankrolled 6 new establishments and purchased a total of 18 properties up and down the beachfront. Today, Croesus still either jointly or entirely owns these properties; and over time they have come to include night life landmarks like the Ol In-Out club, the Blasphemous Arms hotel, and the 38000 casino.
Over the past 200 years, LSD has had an enormous impact on Saskatoon’s development. Its institution officially marked the beginning of the West bank as the “nice half” of the city; and it is agreed among the city’s realtors that a property’s distance from LSD can decide its value. Of course, it did just as much for the underworld: the Gambino mob was widely known (but never actionably proven) to use LSD properties as money-launderers until its recent dissolution. These days the businesses are all ostensibly aboveboard…but if you ask the right questions in the right places, you’ll find that guns and drugs still flow like water.