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

Video Vancouver: Better Governance Model for Cities

Canadian cities were established 150 years ago with a very simple structure. Returning to established principles of good government... Read More

Touring Downtown Vancouver

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) is a professional self-regulatory body for the architectural community, that... 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

Street Names: Proposing an Intrepid Commemoration

There are many streets scattered across the city of Ottawa with names one can argue as being “generic” or “boring”. Setting aside the... Read More

Book Review: Women, Modernity, and Landscape Architecture

Editors: Sonja Dümpelmann and John Beardsley (Routledge, 2015) During the through the Depression and Post-War eras, two coalescing... Read More

Book Review – Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary

Authors: Jill Desimini and Charles Waldheim (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) Reflecting on the history of humankind, one... 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

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

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