I’m Daniel Rotsztain, the Urban Geographer, an artist, writer, and cartographer. My work explores our relationships to the places we inhabit.

I grew up in Toronto, but I’ve also lived and worked in Montreal, Halifax, Amsterdam, Guelph and Malmö. My stints in the cities, suburbs, and farms of the world inform my geographic practice, but I’m always excited to return to my home of Toronto to explore its vast and elusive geography. 

I’m the author and illustrator of All the Libraries Toronto, a colouring book featuring every branch of Toronto Public Library and A Colourful History Toronto, a collaboration with the City of Toronto featuring the city’s historic sites.

My work has been published in the Globe and Mail, Now Magazine, Toronto Life and Spacing Magazine, and my past clients include the City of Toronto, Heritage Toronto, ERA Architects and the Canada Council of the Arts.

A few other projects: I have a weekly column on CBC Radio One’s Here and Now about exploring the Greater Toronto Area, I’m on the Toronto Public Library board, and am part of the plazaPOPS team exploring how to activate private spaces adjacent to strip malls to be part of the public realm. 

Check out my writing, illustration, cartography and other projects, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need an urban geographer for your next project!

Photo by Hannah Zoe Davison 


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