Cheltenham Badlands by Steven Beckly in Toronto, Canada

The Badlands is a collection of red hills caused by erosion and oxidization from poor farming practices in the 1930s. It’s like a small piece of Mars on Earth.

Name:Steven Beckly

Place you live: Toronto, Canada

Place your photo was taken: Cheltenham Badlands, about an hour drive from Toronto

Occupation: Artist

Preoccupation: Wanderer

A perfect day in Toronto? Brunch at Little Fish (our go-to spot in the Junction, where my partner and I live) is a must, a bike ride through High Park, and some gallery hopping downtown.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Spend a day by the Harbourfront.

A perfect meal in Toronto? Tacos at Grand Electric. I waited 3 hours once, and ate my meal in 15 minutes. Worth the wait.

What is the best thing about Toronto? Good food. Good art scene. Tons of places to explore.

What is the worst? A big city can always use some small town charm.

Where was the last place you traveled to? New York City.

Where is the next place you’d like to travel to? Berlin, Tokyo, or Reykjavik. All three if my get-rich-quick scheme takes off.

Where is your favorite place in the world? That’s too hard to answer! I can tell you the place that I miss the most is Portland (Oregon). It has the body of a big city with the heart of a small town. Plus, I have friends there who I think about all the time and miss dearly.