By Matthew Blackett
The neighbourhood of Lawrence Heights is scheduled for revitalization. “Revitalization” means, literally, to bring back to life, but there’s a lot of life...
The evolution of the big gay dance party
The world moves in a mysterious way, its cities reform, and though there are any number of ultimately undecipherable forces at work in the way any city...
Nature always wins out
I’m an arborist. If you don’t know what that is you are not alone–it’s not even listed in my spellcheck. It’s someone who cares...
The bewitching city
Some things that have made me love Toronto in the past few weeks: The City Beautification Ensemble spray painting dull bicycle posts with pretty colours...
Forest amongst the buildings
Native oak and birch trees shade out the harsh noonday sun. Squirrels forage for acorns amongst the serviceberry bushes and wildflowers. The sound of...
The Missing Plaque Porject
If you took a stroll past the lamp posts and utility poles around Nathan Phillips Square this fall, you might have discovered a little known piece of...
Slipping through the spectacle
People in Toronto like to drag their parties out onto the streets. It gives the rest of us a chance to sneak in and crash them, or participate, or just...
Enjoy getting lost in your own city
I like to walk around the city. Since I moved here four years ago, I have wanted to find out what lies beyond each street or park. Not knowing about the...
I'm sore today, my body jolting me with pain when I make demands of it. Sandy and I went parkouring yesterday, on the first day that deserved to be...