Video Vancouver: What on Earth!

This vintage (1966) National Film Board of Canada animated short by Les Drew & Kaj Pindal proposes what many earthlings have long... Read More

The Toronto Park Pavilion needs your love

It’s hard not to love the Park Pavilion. Designed in 1958 by British-born architect Alan Crossley and consulting engineer... Read More

40 in the shade: Toronto’s worst heatwave

For an excruciating week in July, 1936, Toronto, the province, and much of Canada burned. An unprecedented and deadly continent-wide... Read More

For the moment: The Prince of Wales Park

In 1880, a railway bridge was constructed, linking Ottawa, Ontario to Hull (now Gatineau), Quebec.  This bridge, known as the Prince of... Read More

How Toronto built the CN Tower

The CN Tower is one of the most important buildings ever constructed in Canada. Like it or loathe it, the absurd, 553-metre concrete... Read More

Nepean Place: Centretown’s elevated park

An easily overlooked building in Ottawa’s Centretown features a unique amenity which, while in plain sight from the street... Read More

How City Hall ended up on St. Clair Avenue

In the late 1940s, Toronto City Hall was bursting at the seams. Now known as Old City Hall, the building on the northeast corner of... Read More

Can Raccoons Teach Us How to Build the City of the Future?

By George Patrick Richard Benson & Jen Roberton Raccoons are unexpectedly resilient creatures in urban landscapes. They have... Read More

Lost and found in the PATH: the case for new wayfinding

This summer, a pilot project will be launched to test a new wayfinding system in the PATH — Toronto’s subterranean... Read More

Book Review: Generative Design

Author: Asterios Agkathidis (Laurence King Publishing, 2016) In my thesis project in university, I used a form of ‘algorithmic design... Read More