PARKS CRISIS conclusion: 10 ideas to help solve Toronto’s parks acquisition crisis

In May 2014, council gave the city’s planning team the green light to embark on a three-year planning exercise, branded TOCore, that’s... Read More

RELEASE: Lead a Jane’s Walk in the 2015 Jane’s Walk Festival!

May 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 2015: Jane’s Walk Festival Vancouver We would like to invite you to lead a Jane’s Walk in the... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 5: The system worked (slowly) for a west end park

On a warm spring afternoon, the park on the corner of Sorauren and Wabash avenues in the west Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale looks... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 4: A tale of two parks

By John Lorinc and Alex Steep Over the past few years, the city has seen a handful of examples of park construction that offer... Read More

BURALE: What we don’t talk about when we talk about carding

This week, Toronto Police Board (TPSB) chair Alok Mukherjee broke his silence and admitted to The Toronto Star that he was cornered... Read More

Our Winter of Discontent: Sidewalks and Snow Clearing

HALIFAX – After a brutal February and an almost as horrid March, Halifax (aka Hoth on a nasty day) is finally emerging from the... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 3: The perils of cash-in-lieu

By John Lorinc and Alex Steep At its final meeting of the fractious 2010-2014 term, City Council gave its blessing to what will become... Read More

RELEASE: Procedural Fairness for the Proposed Re-zoning Application at 508 Helmcken Street

To: Mayor and Councilors, City of Vancouver Re: Procedural Fairness for the Proposed Re-zoning Application at 508 Helmcken Street (RTS... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 1: All built up and no place to go

By John Lorinc and Alex Steep At a raucous public meeting about the future of Bickford Park last year, emotions ran high. Some... Read More

Visual Thoughts #53

Last VT image: View across Jericho Boat Club from Jericho Beach, Vancouver. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at... Read More