CARTOGRAPHY 


Cartography is the art of map making.

Now that everyone knows where they’re going with apps like Google Maps, my illustrated maps are a whimsical way to tell the stories of the places they represent, while maintaining their way-finding functionality.

Check out some of my past cartography and contact me to talk maps for your next project!



MY CITY MY 6: EXHIBITION MAP

For the City of Toronto’s My City My 6 project – a series of evocative six word poems about life in Toronto – I created a map showing locations of the city wide exhibition. Check out the map here.






CITY OF TORONTO: CULTURAL LOOPS GUIDE

For the City of Toronto’s Cultural Hotspots initiative, I illustrated maps for the North York Cultural Loops guide in 2016, and the East Toronto cultural Loops Guide in 2018. The guides encourages Torontonians to explore the ecology, history and culture of neighbourhoods outside the downtown core. 





CRAFT BEER PASSPORT

For the 2016 season of the Craft Beer Passport, I illustrated a map to quench the urge to explore Toronto and drink beer at the same time. Also check out the pub crawl maps I made suggesting routes in 2015.




CITIES OF RAVINES/DRUMLINS/WATERFALLS

Southern Ontario’s physical geography is often derided as flat and boring, ignored behind 400-series superhighways and big box plazas. Beyond the highways, the landscape is dramatic! This map is an effort to re-assert these three cities’ beautiful landscapes into our geographic conscience.




LIVING ARCHITECTURE MAP AND SELF-GUIDED TOUR


Toronto abounds in sustainable architecture, but much of it is just beyond the street. This map encourages exploration by highlighting publicly accessible green roofs and living walls in the city, along with bike and streetcar routes to get to them.




BENJAMIN BROWN EXHIBIT

A wall map highlighting the scope of work of Toronto’s first Jewish architect was part of the Benjamin Brown exhibit at the Urbanspace Gallery in April 2016.





LEARNT WISDOM LECTURE SERIES

For this story-telling meets urban exploration series I hosted with Natalie Amber, illustrated maps accompanied each event to guide guests from a designated meet up to the event space, held in overlooked and neglected spaces throughout Toronto.




STREET MAPS


Every street has its own story. These maps are a celebration of the history, architecture and culture of a street, as told through its local landmarks, unique buildings and other quirks.



STOP LINE 9

As part of the campaign to stop the Line 9 pipeline from transporting oil in unsafe infratstructure, this map highlighted how the city of Toronto would suffer from a leak: Line 9 crosses over every major river in the city.