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Shawn Micallef

Founding Advisor | Progress Toronto

Shawn Micallef

Shawn Micallef is a Founding Advisor of Progress Toronto. Shawn is the author of Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto, The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure and Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness.

Shawn is a weekly columnist at the Toronto Star, and a senior editor and co-owner of Spacing magazine. Shawn teaches civics at the University of Toronto and was a 2011-2012 Canadian Journalism Fellow at Massey College. In 2002, while a resident at the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab, he co-founded [murmur], the location-based mobile phone documentary project that spread to over 25 cities globally. In 2016 he hosted and co-wrote Accidental Parkland, a documentary on Toronto's ravines.