Reflecting on a sort of 5 year anniversary, a milestone in the storytelling I do today.
There’s no doubt that Metroscapes was born out of a social media following. When I get some more time, I hope to continue sharing my adventures on social media. But in today’s digital age, I can’t rely on social media platforms to retain the integrity of my years of work. That’s why I’ve been workingContinue reading “Migration”
Hey there. At the time of writing, it’s been about 4 months since my last Metroscapes walk. I managed to do a couple blog posts and a project, but there’s been little else. The reason: family. I’ve seen both death and new life in my family and juggling it all has left little time (orContinue reading “Stuck on Pause”
As alluded to in my previous blog post, GIS is enabling me to create new projects and types of analysis. One of the first new projects, which I am publishing today, is “Riverbanks“. This is an analysis of the ownership and public access to each side of a major river. This has been a longContinue reading “Two Rivers, Three Reaches”
Another pandemic year has passed. This marked a year of knowing more about the virus, getting vaccinated, loosening restrictions with precautions in place, and tightening back up due to variants. As for exploring metroscapes, it was yet another year of doing less than I hoped, but still accomplishing a lot. It was my second fullContinue reading “2021 Metroscapes in Review”
In 2014, I moved to Toronto, and I needed something to fill up my time on the weekend. I started taking walks. Lots of them, one or two every weekend. I even started tweeting about them and adding pictures. Then on February 15, 2015, this website was launched as a clunky Blogger site. It wasContinue reading “Climbing to the Next Level”
Kids can keep you back from larger trips, but don’t write off the joy of local adventures.
Growing up in southwestern Ontario as a kid, and eventually as a teenager without a drivers licence, I didn’t get around a lot. Then that began to change as I applied to university, and started consider where I was going to live and study for 4+ years. I got three acceptance offers, and was weighingContinue reading “Guelph: An Island Under Change”
Following defeat of the a vision for a Rail Deck Park, we should not consider this the end of securing bigger and better parkland in downtown Toronto.
2020 was garbage. Most annual reflections will have that message. It caused me stress in my professional and personal life, but looking back, I didn’t do too bad in terms of exploring the local metroscapes. This was my first full calendar year living in the Tri-Cities, and adjusting to the shift. It was my opportunityContinue reading “#metroscapes 2020 in review”