First Canadian Place: 40 years on top in Toronto

First Canadian Place has been the tallest skyscraper in Canada for four decades now. At 298.1 metres from sidewalk to rooftop, the... Read More

Daylighting Sawmill River: Rebutting the Staff Report

DARTMOUTH – The topic of daylighting Dartmouth’s Sawmill River will be back before Harbour East Community Council this Thursday... Read More

Lessons on rekindling a regional romance: a visit to Hamilton reveals a percolating urban revival Canada needs to watch

A peculiar day-trip took citizens of Ontario’s capital on an exploration of the history and revitalisation of Southern... Read More

EVENT: Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum—May 13-15, Vancouver, BC

Do you work in urban energy? You’re invited to participate in the Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum. The pressure on cities and... Read More

PARKS CRISIS conclusion: 10 ideas to help solve Toronto’s parks acquisition crisis

In May 2014, council gave the city’s planning team the green light to embark on a three-year planning exercise, branded TOCore, that’s... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 6: Are privately owned public spaces the answer to parks deficit?

Over the next year, City of Toronto politicians and planners will be faced with an unprecedented challenge: how to create amenable... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 5: The system worked (slowly) for a west end park

On a warm spring afternoon, the park on the corner of Sorauren and Wabash avenues in the west Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale looks... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 4: A tale of two parks

By John Lorinc and Alex Steep Over the past few years, the city has seen a handful of examples of park construction that offer... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 3: The perils of cash-in-lieu

By John Lorinc and Alex Steep At its final meeting of the fractious 2010-2014 term, City Council gave its blessing to what will become... Read More

Going Wild in Vancouver

I recently met up with David Miller, the President & CEO of WWF-Canada, the Canadian division of the international World Wildlife... Read More