Why Small Shops Along Broadway Are Getting Fried

This is a story about a little fast food shop for sale and its challenges. It’s also a story of what these obstacles mean for both... Read More

Corner Commons: Creative placemaking on a suburban scale

Clara Stewart-Robertson is Manager of Community Planning and Development, Jane/Finch Centre; Ernestine Aying is Community Design... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 063, The War on Robots

We end the year with a classic case of man vs. machine, as journalist and culture writer Graham Isador talks about tiny delivery... Read More

Vancouver Needs Way More Co-ops. Here’s How to Get Them

The cost of housing has reached a crisis point in Vancouver, with no clear agreement on what to do about it. Which made it a rare... Read More

Vancouver’s Dramatic New Plan for Broadway: Five Questions

The City of Vancouver’s Broadway Plan has been released for public comment and is full of dramatic proposals. Profusely illustrated... Read More

The fading of the garment district factories: McGregor Socks, Spadina Avenue, 2003

In 2003 I began a two part documentary photography project featuring the McGregor Socks knitting mill on Spadina Avenue, and the Korex... Read More

LORINC: The Revenge of the Market Urbanists

Here’s a tale of two cities… In the City of Toronto (pop. 2.8 million), there are about 1.1 million private dwellings, and... Read More

Deconstructing Visuals 2.0

It’s been 10 months since I wrote Deconstructing Visuals. Within that piece, I argued that the architectural profession’s dominion... Read More

The transformation of Mabelle Park

This article was first published in August in the Park People 10 Years Together in City Parks series, and is republished here with... Read More

Vancouver Plan – An Opportunity for Climate Input

The City of Vancouver is in the midst of the next phase of engagement for the Vancouver Plan, a planning process that will ultimately... Read More