Relevant Stuff

Falconi's Tractor

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Click on the tractor to read an excerpt from my first novel.  To be released in 2019 by Guernica Editions.  Please be gentle.

Where I'll Be

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Click on the turquoise car for information on book signings, readings, or, should I be forced to busk, I'll post the location here.

What People Are Saying

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Click on the angry mob for a list of slings, arrows and, hopefully, accolades aimed at my writing.

My Goodreads Page

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Click on the Humber UFO to find out about my Goodreads Author Page.  Yes, I am a New Canadian Author!  (It doesn't exist yet, so please be patient)


Links to Things I Care About

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Click on the sausages for links to my wife's store, architects I know and love, advocacy groups, and good places to find a Mai Tai...

FAQs

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Click on any Question Mark.  I have tried to anticipate what you might ask...also I'm being silly.

About Me

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My Boring Bio

  

Dave LeBlanc has always been a storyteller. In elementary school he wrote (and drew) adventures starring his stuffed animals, Goldie, George, and Rhino, and effortlessly moved into the role of essayist at his high school paper.  And while his radio career hasn’t had anything to do with writing documentaries, he has won awards for the commercials he’s produced, and, between 2002 and 2007 he wrote and voiced architecture vignettes for CFRB 1010 in Toronto. 


Without a doubt, Dave’s best known stories have been penned as “The Architourist,” the long-running, passionate, weekly architecture column in the Globe and Mail’s Real Estate section; from sleeping in Frank Sinatra’s house and demystifying Frank Lloyd Wright to counting sidewalk stamps and shining the spotlight on Canada’s forgotten architectural luminaries, The Architourist will continue to inform and entertain millions of Canadians into the 2020s.


To ensure Dave remains completely exhausted, he hunts down and refinishes furniture for his wife’s Mid-Century Modern furniture store, ruminates on his time as bassist for a Post-punk band in the 1980s, regularly contributes to international design magazines, and sits on architectural juries when asked. In 2007, Dave penned two essays for the book Concrete Toronto, in 2014 – 15 he hosted the pop culture television series Where Cool Came From (on one episode, he got Toronto City Hall tattooed onto his right forearm), and more recently he appeared on HGTV’s Great Canadian Homes with Tommy Smythe.


Dave enjoys cat hijinks, porkpie hats, mixology and tiki culture, vintage automobiles and motorcycles, collecting vintage clothing, neon signs, and reading science fiction.

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Archival Work

Some PDFs and DOC files of older work, including 3700 words on the history of easy listening music.

Click here to download!

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