THE ARTFUL CITY: Measuring ‘Success’ Through Policy?

By Yvonne Monestier Much has been written about public art policies as a useful tool for developing and promoting artistic excellence... Read More

LORINC: Turning the Hearn into a generator of culture

This weekend, Jorn Weisbrodt, Luminato’s outgoing artistic director, watched the proverbial curtain rise on what will, in all... Read More

Book Review: Citizen City

Edited by Robert Enright (Blueimprint Publishers, 2016)  “The projects compiled in this book are the culmination of over 25 years of... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: Garden of Future Follies – An Interview with Hadley+Maxwell

Interview by: Melanie Fasche Hadley+Maxwell are a Canadian artist duo formed in Vancouver in 1997 and now based in Berlin. Their body... Read More

Book Review – Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach

Editor: Ren Thomas (Oxford University Press, 2016) One of the easiest ways to learn something is by seeing how it was done before... Read More

The Brain Project hits Toronto’s streets

Charlie Pachter is a butter tart fan. Actually, calling him a fan is probably understating it. He loves the things. Pachter, who once... Read More

Who will save Toronto’s old streetcars?

Toronto’s outgoing fleet of streetcars could be the first not to get a second life in another city. Perhaps due to advanced... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: Art in Transit

By Laura Berazadi In Canada, the first integrated public art program was established in 1961 when the Province of Quebec introduced... Read More

Vancouver’s Connection to Craftsman Architecture

VHF would like to thank Michael Kluckner, local author and artist, for guest writing this post. Almost as ubiquitous in our city as... Read More

UrbSanity: Architecture, more than we picture

What is architecture and who is an architect? We all sort of know but sort of don’t. I have been studying, designing, and writing... Read More