When it’s easy to scold

Ken Gray takes Algonquin students to task today because so many of them choose to drive to that somewhat dreary suburban campus at... Read More

Ottawa marathon goes urban for visual interest

In a news release today, the people behind Ottawa’s race weekend are talking up their new “more urban” routings... Read More

Bent rims and soaked pedestrians: is there a better way to drain our streets?

[flickrslideshow acct_name=”spacing” id=”72157625981981811″] __________________ The above images were posted... Read More

Video: Bay Street, 1988

What amazes me about this vintage video, shot in Dundonald Park, is just how little the buildings in the background have changed in... Read More

A facade too far

Recently the builders of the Central — a block of condos going in at the corner of Bank and Gladstone –re-installed the... Read More

Garden of the Provinces and Territories: Best “least-known” public space in Ottawa?

Following up on the previous post, below are my original notes for “best public space in Ottawa” the multi-part piece... Read More

MacKenzie King OC Transpo station: worst public space in Ottawa?

[flickrslideshow acct_name=”ekthornton” id=”72157625584286577″ width=”600″] A few weeks ago the... Read More

How social housing gets to your backyard — and avoids the OMB on the way

I was lucky enough to be the audience for last week’s edition of the excellent Urban Forum series at City Hall . Those in... Read More