Illustration from Shawn Micallef’s Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto by Marlena Zuber, courtesy of Coach House Press.
Eye columnist and Spacing editor Shawn Micallef launches his book Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto on Tuesday night at the Lula Lounge. (For Torontoist’s earlier feature on Stroll, go here.) Besides plying his trade as a writer, editor, artist, and OCAD instructor, Micallef finds time to play the role of flâneur, “someone who wanders the city with the sole purpose of paying attention to it”; in his own words.
Those wanderings, and a whole lot of background reading and trips to the city archives, have resulted in Stroll, a fascinating compendium of Toronto lore both geographical and historical that does double duty as flâneur’s guide to the city. [email protected] editor James Grainger spoke to Micallef about the book and the art of the flâneur.
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