Even in the dead of winter, this video reminds us, we love our city

TORONTO: We know the winter months can be trying. They can even make us start to forget why we love living in Canada at times. With the streets covered in tar-mixed snow and salt pebbles crunching under our feet, we can’t help but miss the sights and turn our focus to puddle jumping in order to save our kicks from total winter destruction. But then spring comes, and eventually, summer. It’s back to patio hangs with good friends and loving where we’re from. If only there was something to remind us of what’s to come.

Today, there is.

A personal project, recently produced and directed by Gary Samson, captures the city in the midst of summer and features distinctive landmarks, truly painting a picture of how gorgeous Toronto really is. Appropriately titled, Of Toronto.

Of Toronto from Gary Samson on Vimeo.

In the feature, Samson follows Toronto resident, Jeff Gee, from the moment he starts his day to when it ends. Cruising the streets on his skateboard to the track, ‘Lover’s Spit,’ by local band Broken Social Scene, setting the pace for his ride.

Gee’s journey explores all the beauty the city has to offer. From the quiet streets of the Annex to the busy sidewalks of Chinatown. Mixed with shots of locals and tourists alike. A musician busking in the street, suits rushing to offices high in the sky, and children laughing as they play in the park (you can almost feel the warm sun on your skin). It truly is an amazing ode to Toronto and it has us falling in love with the city all over again.

Check it out for yourself, and if you’re not from Toronto, feel free to come visit us anytime!