Book Review – The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

Authors: Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020) It is not a stretch to say that most contemporary urbanists... Read More

Review: Architecture & Design Film Festival 2020

Already a week into this year’s program, the virtual online version of the 12-year-old Architecture & Design Film Festival includes a... Read More

‘Out of this world’ sculptures land in midtown

In Toronto, there are a number of public artworks that re-imagine the human subject. I’m thinking, for example, of Hadley+ Maxwell’s... Read More

The Dufferin Grove Stones and the surprisingly winding trail to discover the origins of mysterious Toronto architectural ruins

Hidden amongst the shrubs of one of Toronto’s best-loved parks lies a collection of architectural ruins – carved stones – recently... Read More

THOMPSON: What if the Caribana Carnival went back to its roots?

“The watching Torontonians didn’t cheer, didn’t wave,” reported the Toronto Daily Star on August 5, 1967, as “Caribana” left Varsity... Read More

Book Review – Human Scale Revisited: A New Look at the Classic Case for a Decentralist Future

Author: Kirkpatrick Sale (Chelsea Green, 2017) Reading Human Scale Revisited by Kirkpatrick Sale from Athens, Greece during a global... Read More

The connections between public art and activism

In this moment of social and political upheaval, as protesters demand racial justice in response to police brutality and systemic... Read More

If Black lives truly matter in Canada, an apology for slavery is only a first step

silNatasha Henry is a 2018 Vanier Scholar completing a PhD in History at York University on the enslavement of Africans in early... Read More

Six-Foot City: Introduction

Although the recent pandemic has brought to light many important issues, none has been more pervasive than social distancing. Embedded... Read More

Tales from The Concert Hall at the Masonic Temple

“You need to get there by 5. Or 4, if you can.” This advice might have come from someone’s older brother, or more likely someone’s... Read More