Hi, my name is Shandi and welcome to Small Town Canada! I’ve lived in a small town for most of my life, but in 2014, I moved to Toronto to attend university and ended up staying in the city until 2021. After seven years, I decided to move back home because I missed it so much.
The idea for Small Town Canada came to me when I started looking more into my family’s history and the communities connected to their past. I realized how much I loved learning about these communities during their prime, when small towns were rich with resources and, in relation, jobs.
My plan for this project is to highlight small towns from all over Canada and to show off what makes them so unique. It’s incredible to think about how many small towns this country has that once thrived by having industry-rich resources.
I’ve worked on community-related content before for my personal website and YouTube page. Both Vienna and Bell Island have special places in my heart, which is why I wanted to include them as some of my first Small Town Canada stops.
I’ve always wanted to travel and see more of my own country and I believe this project will combine all of my interests into one incredible experience.
I’m hoping to visit more small towns across Canada, each with its own one-of-a-kind history! For now, I’ll be sticking mainly to Southwestern Ontario since that’s where I’m from, but I’m hoping to expand and travel more very soon! For now, you can find all my work here or you can check out more in-depth posts when you sign up for my Patreon.
Let me know if there are any places you’d suggest, and I could venture to your small town in the future.