Blending public and private space at Winchester Park

When you boil it down, there are really two basic types of open space in a city: public and private. You’ve got your beaches, ravines... Read More

Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market should see opportunity in park proposal

Proposals for a park along Gateway Boulevard from Whyte Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive were not warmly received by some businesses, the... Read More

Accidental Parkland: Toronto Ravine & waterfront documentary + 100in1day mapping event

Hot drone action! White water torrents! Underground rivers! An urban region of six million people and more coming! We need your help... Read More

The picnic tables at Amiskwaskahegan need to go!

An article in Metro Edmonton last week described Amiskwaskahegan (also known as Beaver Hills House Park) as a ‘drug park’ that is... Read More

Visual Thoughts #54

Last VT image: Trout Lake Community Centre, Vancouver. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is... Read More

Daylighting Sawmill River: Rebutting the Staff Report

DARTMOUTH – The topic of daylighting Dartmouth’s Sawmill River will be back before Harbour East Community Council this Thursday... Read More

Lessons on rekindling a regional romance: a visit to Hamilton reveals a percolating urban revival Canada needs to watch

A peculiar day-trip took citizens of Ontario’s capital on an exploration of the history and revitalisation of Southern... Read More

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

PARKS IN CRISIS part 6: Are privately owned public spaces the answer to parks deficit?

Over the next year, City of Toronto politicians and planners will be faced with an unprecedented challenge: how to create amenable... 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