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Your Toronto web stories

Website allows you to upload your community memories
Story catchers also capturing Torontonians’ video tales
By Kris Scheuer
(Written Jan. 22 for Town Crier.)

Story Catcher Simon Rabynick captures your T.O tales on video for new website. Photo by Kris Scheuer/Town Crier.

A city comes alive through people’s memories and stories.
That’s the idea behind Leasider Adil Dhalla’s new website www.mycitylives.com that launched Feb. 3.
He describes it as Google maps meets YouTube. Dhalla has trained “story catchers” to videotape people telling personal tales and then link them to an interactive map on the website.
It’s a way to get to know the city, communities, streets and specific landmarks.
“We are trying to encourage people to live and shop local and to support the economy, arts and culture and reinvigorate a sense of pride in the city,” says Dhalla from a French coffee shop on Bayview Avenue. Continue reading

Share your Toronto stories

Video, maps and interactive ways to know T.O
New online stories to launch in January
By Kris Scheuer
(For my story on this website, click HERE.)

I got an email from Adil Dhalla who is launching http://mycitylives.com. There’s nothing to see yet until the end of January 2010 when it kicks off.
I don’t know Adil, so can’t vouch for the project at all but it’s sounds interesting and so am happy to promote it as a way for people to get to know my beloved city as well as tell their own tales.
It’s an online platform for people to share video stories about Toronto that are linked to an interactive map.
Adil describes it as “Youtube meets Google Maps”.
Can’t wait to see it in action…