Most Canadians are proud of their home city. Vancouver has claim to ocean and mountains. Toronto encourages diversity, arts and culture and Quebec City oozes with history and European charm. Let’s face it- Canadian cities are fantastic.
Spacing and Pattison Onestop have collaborated in an innovative public art project to encourage residents to publically praise love for their city. Urban enthusiasts can tweet a reason they love their city to @DearCityCanada. The best tweets will be displayed on outdoor digital billboards across Canada all summer.
Digital and physical space are being used to celebrate the big and small things that make Canadian cities so great. Tweets have drawn attention to Edmonton’s unpretentious night scene, Hamilton’s foodtrucks and artcrawls and Iqaluit’s livable and luxurious igloos. Having a local perspective makes the project more appealing.These urban attributes would rarely be mentioned by travel blogs and guides. Best of all, Twitter is connecting Canadians coast to coast by facilitating conversation and interest in Canadian cities.