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Creative and chaotic commons of downtown Saskatoon

I love my downtown because I love the people of Saskatoon... and no where is there a display of the contributions of local people more than in the creative, chaotic commons of our downtown. Saskatoon people are obviously creative, friendly, industrious, love their river valley, and have a tolerant prairie pragmatism that is revealed in the inclusiveness you see...the food scene is top quality and eclectic.

Belonging to Victoria

Belonging to Victoria

When I leave our city, I return home to see with fresh eyes the unique and exceptional beauty of our particular downtown. Surrounded by ocean, set against mountains and sky, we connect with each other in its charming streets and beautiful buildings, cozy cafes and across shop counters. This city is full of energy and history and people who love it. It is the chosen backdrop for many lives, as it is for mine.

Remembering an epic night in downtown Brockville

Remembering an epic night in downtown Brockville

My best memory of downtown Brockville took place at the waterfront. It was June 24th, 2011 and I was on my second date with the woman I now call my wife. It was the evening of the hydroplane races, and my roommates band, Sum Thin Ugly was performing that night. The beer was cold, the music was loud and the weather was perfect. After the band was done, we took a short walk to the edge of the water, talked for a bit, and as the moonlight reflected off the water, we shared the first of many kisses.

Toronto has diversity of everything

Toronto has diversity of everything

I moved to Toronto when I was 20 years old and what I love about Downtown is the diversity of everything. The shopping, the architecture, the entertainment, the streets, the restaurants, the urban art, the festivals, the memories, the trees, the museums, the farmers markets and especially the people. The people from Toronto come in all different shapes, colours, beliefs and communities to make one big one. #iBelongDowntown with everyone else!