The Building Blocks of Bike Culture: Social Engagement and Promotional Strategies

When it comes to building a bike culture, we here in Canada often look upon the “live-work velodromes” of Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and... Read More

Cartographically Speaking – Criminal Topography: Residential Break and Enter, 2007

Authors: Erick Villagomez & Eric Stockand  Cities are well known as engines of innovation, creativity and wealth. However, they... Read More

To press or not to press: a guide to pedestrian buttons

I’ve seen a few inquiries recently by people who noticed pedestrian signal push-buttons being installed at major intersections... Read More

The slow and deadly evolution of Toronto’s crosswalks

Crossing the street in Toronto has been a potentially deadly challenge for almost a century. Until the 1950s, when the number of... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – (re)Designing Nature: Current Concepts for Shaping Nature in Art and Landscape Architecture

Authors: Susanne Witzgall, Florian Matzner, and Iris Meder (Hatje Cantz, 2011) The relationship between nature and the the built world... Read More

REID: Laneways as shared spaces

Last week, I was part of a panel discussion about the potential of Toronto’s laneways, organized by The Laneways Project. I... Read More

When the Numbers Don’t Add up: The Need to Study Comprehensive Transportation Costs in Canada

Many of Canada’s major regional municipalities are expected to grow significantly over the coming decades. Among the myriad of... Read More

What’s next for the Dennis Building?

The Nova Scotia government really, really wants to tear down one of Canada’s greatest, grandest 19th-century office buildings... Read More

Good Reads: Special Edition of Fort York’s newsletter Fife & Drum

A special edition of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released recently to celebrate the opening of... Read More

There are 100 graves in the parking lot of this mall

The 100 or so people interred at Christie’s Methodist Cemetery near Warden and Finch never expected they would spend a portion... Read More