PODCAST: Spacing Radio 036, Canadian City Parks

This episode, we partnered with Park People to bring you highlights from their national Heart of the City conference: the first of... Read More

Cricket keep-up: changing demographics mean adapting facilities to reflect new needs

Multiple World Cup appearances. Team Canada captaincy. Blistering statistics as a batsman. As far as Canadian cricketing is concerned... Read More

Green space invaders: a look at Toronto’s unwelcome plant guests

For over 200 years, invasive plant species have wreaked havoc on Toronto’s green spaces. While the City continues to combat them... Read More

Bark is worth the fight: after decades of conflict, dog parks have found a place in the city’s greenspaces

As a kid in the 1970s, the superintendent in Ricky Farrell’s North York apartment complex paid boys a nickel a turd to collect the... Read More

On This Patch of Grass: An Interview with Matt Hern, Daisy Couture, Selena Couture, and Sadie Couture

Parks are an important part of the contemporary city. Yet, the fact that parks are so common place makes critically discussion around... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 033, Big Idea

In this episode, we dive into a few Big Ideas. First up is National Geographic explorer and geographer Daniel Raven-Ellison, who... Read More

Book Review – Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places

Author:  Jeff Speck (Island Press, 2018) When I reviewed Walkable City, the precursor to this book by Jeff Speck in 2013, I was in a... Read More

Book Review – Public Natures: Evolutionary Infrastructures

Author: Weiss/Manfredi– Princeton Architectural Press (2018) In considering the evolution of ecological, urban, and social... Read More

Three areas that will help relieve Toronto’s housing crisis

George Popper is a Toronto architect While Toronto desperately needs affordable housing, I believe the first step towards that goal is... Read More

Book Review – Dreamers and Designers: The Shaping of West Vancouver

Author: Francis Mansbridge (Harbour Publishing, 2018) The always-insightful Rebecca Solnit once wrote “A city always contains more... Read More