Podmore's Craigslist ad has become viral wildfire and his Imgur slideshow (i.e. the photo above) has over 57

Surrey university student Hugh Podmore launches viral apartment ad

Podmore posted an ad – he's looking for a place to live – on Craigslist and a personal slideshow on Imgur, which has 57,500 views.

Former Southridge School student Hugh Podmore has become an Internet celebrity, after his Craigslist ad and online apartment hunt landed him on the front page of Reddit Toronto.

Podmore posted an ad saying he was moving from Montreal (where he was at McGill University) to Toronto (to York University) and he needed a place to stay – and a roommate. He posted a slideshow on photo sharing site Imgur, a sort of top-down comic strip that detailed his love for cooking (but not vegetarian cooking), the Harry Potter game of Quidditch (he even showed off his McGill Quidditch club t-shirt), J.R.R. Tolkien, the (quietly played) Guitar, and Kite Surfing.

The Imgur slideshow already has over 57,500 views.

His Craiglist ad was titled “Genteel Rapscallion of a Masters Student Seeking Interesting Roommates”. The story has since been picked up by the CBC, the Huffington Post, and Canada.com (and here).

It appeared Podmore was close to finding himself from flatmates in T. Dot, but he then sent out an update saying someone else had nabbed up the space.

He’s still on hunt and, in case you’re reading this in Toronto and looking for a well-mannered and outgoing British Columbian, here’s his slideshow:

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