"My philosophy on style is the same as my philosophy on cities - be creative."
~ Craig Cal ~
I had the pleasure of meeting Craig a couple of weeks ago - he was one of the wonderful panelists at the Canadian Urban Institute discussion on diversity in Toronto.
Craig designed the jacket he's wearing with a friend, and designer - Ivan Chung, the owner of Loid Fashion. Craig bought the vintage piece, came up with a concept and Ivan executed it. It's a one-of-a-kind, and it's a partnership in creativity, and it looks awesome to boot!
Craig is an urban planner with Urban Strategies, a Toronto-based and internationally renowned planning and design firm. He is also working on the redevelopment of the East Scarborough Storefront community hub through his firm loCALe, a non-profit planning and real estate development firm he founded while completing his Masters degree at the University of Toronto.
The two things I noticed immediately on Craig were his wonderful shoes and his brilliantly green eyeglass frames. Craig told us during the panel that he discovers corners of the city while looking for interesting shoe stores. Have to love the multi-tasking.