Toronto Tuesday: Waterfront propaganda, protests and Public Works and Infrastructure

Each Tuesday, Spacing Montreal will share some posts from our sister blog, Spacing Toronto. We hope it will fuel constructive dialogue on the urban issues faced by both cities.

The don of a new waterfront
Ian Malczewski posts a video that tours the Lower Donlands, presenting artist renderings and plans for the area as hosted by urban designer Ken Greenberg. A dramatic take from Waterfront Toronto on the Lower Donlands’ past, present, and potential future.

Tamil protest: the taking of the Gardiner Expressway
Shawn Micallef remarks on literal claims over public space, reviewing the blockage of the Gardiner Expressway during a protest against the Sri Lankan government’s treatment of Tamils. Note especially the (incendiary) discussion on the merits of shutting down public transportation arteries.

A day at the Works Committee
Dylan Reid recounts his day of fun at the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee; read about debates over the city’s streetscapes and its Walking Strategy (including drama over the possibility of no right-turns on red-lights, fancy that!)

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