Nate Wessel

On to Toronto

May 2015

A sign of my slow progress on this site: seven posts and two years ago, I told you (imaginary) readers that I had started grad school–a master’s in geography.

Now I write to brag further: come this fall, I’ll be starting a PhD in urban planning at the University of Toronto. That last word is the most important for me, “Toronto”, as it brings with it a change of place, of weather and of friends. Academia and planning are by now familiar to me, but Canada is not, not yet, nor a city so large as this one with such intimacy as can be implied by a four-year forecasted residence.

Eagerly I await my brief span of life within a city of fashion, wealth, and I dare to dream boldly: foresight and moderation in civic affairs.