Toronto is a city full of amazing neighbourhoods. Wherever I go I discover new places and people. This page is where I would like to support and celebrate the places and people that make Toronto unique.

Lately, there has been some friction between some businesses as we work to make our city streets safer, more accessible and less congested. I believe such friction can be overcome by a willingness to listen, understand and support those who feel they are struggling with urban design changes.


#GetLocalTO is my way of having a conversation with others in the city about the places and people that inspire them, and a way for people to express their support.


I need your help spreading the word on our local heroes! Whether it’s your favourite local cafe, gallery, store or service, send me your recommendations in words, pictures, or short video clips. Let’s celebrate our favourites on social media and help spread the word.


We need great places to go in our neighbourhoods as much as we need safe, reliable efficient ways to get to them. Let’s get LOCAL and spread the word!

Get Local with Brimz

Here is my latest #GetLocalTO video with Dameian Royes, Co-Founder of Brimz hat boutique.


Dameian Royes describes the need for community support, “We sell hats, which reflect the soul and spirit of Toronto. In a cultural hotbed, it’s important to have a community of supporters who love the vibe that we create culturally. This is the way we spread our culture in a positive way.”

Get Local with Chamsine

My first #GetLocalTO profile was of Chamsine, a Syrian restaurant in the St. Clair West neighbourhood.