Leaving Toronto

After spending most of this week's weekdays in Toronto, I'm ready to leave. This city, while a hell of a town, is just too big for me. Vancouver is Richard-sized.

I got to finally meet Sameer Vasta over lunch, and visited with Sacha Chua over peanut butter cookies, and spoke with Lisa Williams (whom I also finally met!) at the Online News Association Citizen Media workshop. I came away with a lot of great ideas for and talked about the lessons of Urban Vancouver, and I'm looking forward to finding time to report those ideas and lessons here.

I regret not making a better effort to get in touch with Joey deVilla, James Walker, and Will Pate, not to mention my other Toronto homeys and homegirls. I ended up spending most of my time on Thursday on rail adventures, like taking streetcars, subway, and just for the hell of it, commuter rail. Next trip out here, likely early next year, I'd like the help organize the Vancouver-Toronto blogger summit I've long been threatening to hold. And take way more photos.