Book Review – Here & Gone: Artwork of Vancouver & Beyond

Text and watercolours by Michael Kluckner, Midtown Press, 2020  I could not have imagined Vancouver becoming such a city of contrasts... Read More

MESLIN: If a billboard falls in a forest… Part 4

Exactly fifteen years ago this week, I received this short and uplifting e-mail from Toronto city staff: January 12, 2006 Hi Dave, We... Read More

Event – Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci, Jan. 24

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci Online Panel Discussion Presented by the West Coast Modern League in Partnership with the West... Read More

LORINC: 2020, a year of urban resilience

The answer to the “whither-cities” question that’s buzzed around the edges of pandemic punditry was never seriously in... Read More

The Laws of Settlements book available for free online!

Are there fundamental laws that govern all settlements—from the smallest village to the largest cities? This is the question that... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 051, Toronto’s shelter disaster

In this episode, we look at the housing and homelessness crisis that has escalated into a full-blown disaster during the COVID-19... Read More

A park in a pandemic, in photos

During the summer days of the pandemic, local photographer Chloë Ellingson found herself spending much more time in Sorauren Park than... Read More

Book Review: France Sketchbooks

Edited by Laurie Olin and Pablo Mandel (ORO Editions, 2020)  Drawing is about seeing and not wriggling one’s wrist. It is also an act... Read More

How much parkland do we need?

Through the summer and into the fall, city parks were busy as Torontonians tried to savor the excellent weather and bring some regular... Read More

LORINC: Preparing to weather the winter pandemic

After an emotionally complicated long weekend featuring spectacular fall colours, ambiguously-limited Thanksgiving gatherings, and... Read More