Amy Lavender Harris teaches in the Department of Geography at York University, where her work focuses on urban identity and the cultural significance of place. She is a contributing editor with Spacing Magazine, where she writes a regular column on Toronto literature. Her work has also appeared in Open Book Magazine, Canada: A Literary Tour, Reading Toronto, GreenTOpia (Coach House, 2007), The State of the Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto (Coach House, 2006), Plan Canada and the Ontario Planning Journal. Amy lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.