So, this is my first post on my new website. Welcome!
I guess I was born to be a geographer. I’ve been collecting and studying maps since I was three years old. I always loved cities and their transportation networks as well. I ended up becoming a geographer by training (I have both a BA and a Masters’ degree in geographic/spatial analysis); today my day job has me creating maps and analyzing data.
I’ve also had an interest in politics for many years, though my participation has been limited to involvement with my student union and volunteering for a few municipal and federal election campaigns. I am also involved in advocating for pedestrian and transit issues here in Toronto.
But I’m hoping to do more. Recently, I have been busy posting maps on Twitter showing poll-by-poll results of the recent municipal election here in Toronto. While many election observers were closely following the mayoral race, I was more interested in the wards. In 2018, I predict Mayor John Tory will be re-elected easily, so it’s the local races that will matter.
I was most interested in having a permanent place to make those maps available to a wider audience; this is why I started this blog. I also intend to post photos and thoughts about all sorts of things that I find interesting as well. I go on occasional long-distance bike rides, as well as the occasional road trip, so you’ll find all sorts of articles posted here.
I hope you enjoy!