Shawn is the author of The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure; Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto; Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness, and, with photographer Patrick Cummins, Full Frontal TO: Exploring Toronto’s Architectural Vernacular. He is a weekly columnist at the Toronto Star, and a senior editor and co-owner of the independent, Jane Jacobs Prize-winning magazine Spacing. Shawn teaches at the University of Toronto and was a 2011-2012 Canadian Journalism Fellow at University of Toronto’s 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 has spread to over 20 cities globally. Shawn was the Toronto Public Library’s urban-focused Writer in Residence in December 2013.