The oddities of the Dundas Street Extension

In December 1954, the railway tracks near Logan Avenue presented the final obstacle in one of Toronto’s first major post-war... Read More

WWW: Unexpected urban gems

The Strip: the unexpected, all-American city? Examining how Las Vegas can be defined as a model for modern urban development... Read More

Visual Thoughts #63

Last VT image: Homes at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site in Steveston, BC. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding... Read More

A new low for the Scarborough Subway champion

For 2016’s annual Torontoist Heroes and Villains feature, I nominated Toronto Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38... Read More

WWW: Cities fighting for the death of car culture

Make cycling cool again How China is attempting to reverse its car-centric, status oriented, development agenda and re-popularize the... Read More

Book Review: Reinventing the Automobile

Author: William J. Mitchell, Christopher E. Borroni-Bird, and Lawrence D. Burns (The MIT Press, 2010) One technology that is due for... Read More

WWW: Street hawking economies are seeing changes

Increasing the hygienic standards for street food in rapidly developing urban centers In an effort to reduce food-borne illnesses that... Read More

Book Review – Medieval Cities: Their Origins and The Revival of Trade

Author: Henri Pirenne (Princeton University Press, 2014) The late fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett once stated: “If you do not know... Read More

EVENT: Jane’s Walk, Burnabyism: Envisioning 52,600 people in Brentwood

Burnabyism: Envisioning 52,600 people in Brentwood (Gilmore SkyTrain Station) WHEN: May 6, 2017, 2:30 PM, LENGTH: 2 Hours About This... Read More

Release: REFBC Building Change report released

People live in places. The places that we build – small towns, communities, cities, suburbs – all have impacts on our environment and... Read More