Book Review: Canadian Modern Architecture

Edited by Elsa Lam and Graham Livesey – Princeton Architectural Press (2019)  This anthology comprises the contributions of seventeen... Read More

Observing urban change through the window of a GO train

I wrote this piece last year, long before Covid 19 kept almost everyone at home and before riding transit was something to be avoided... Read More

Hey Presto! The strange history and modest potential of the soon-to-be closed TTC subway booths

The future arrived in Toronto in 1948, but it was hidden away from view, in a 19th century transit garage on Sherbourne St. Six years... Read More

Book Review – Compression

Author: Steven Holl (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019)  Compression of human habitat should be a concern of all global citizens... Read More

Event: Bauhaus, Design and the Livable Anthropocene, University of Victoria, March 26

Bauhaus, Design and the Livable Anthropocene Presentations and Opening of Exhibit: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 11:30 a.m. – 3... Read More

LORINC: Burning down the (laneway) house

In recent months, I’ve found myself wondering whether Toronto City Council’s much-touted laneway suites policy, circa 2018, was... Read More

Event: Iconic Houses Lecture Tour – The Melnikov House, Feb 27th

Iconic Houses Lecture Tour – The Melnikov House Presented by the West Coast Modern League WHEN: Thurs, Feb, 27, 2020 – 5 to 7pm... Read More

Book Review: New Investigations in Collective Form – The Open Workshop

Edited by Neeraj Bhatia – Actar Publishers/CCA Architecture Books (2019)  More than fifty years have passed since the publication of... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 043, We are the public realm

In this episode, we talk about public space issues of the past, present, and future. Spacing Publisher Matthew Blackett tells us how... Read More

Embodied carbon and the problem of concrete Toronto

Whatever else you might think about Sidewalk Labs (SWL), the controversial smart city proposal has made one undeniably positive... Read More