UrbSanity: Shhh!!! A loud vision for the Central Library

Last summer, following the 40th anniversary of the Ottawa Public Library Main Branch on Metcalfe, the Main Library Facility Planning... Read More

Doors Open Ottawa 2015: A look at Ottawa’s Community Support Services

On June 6-7, 2015, the City of Ottawa marked its 14th annual Doors Open Ottawa event, a weekend celebrating the City’s built heritage... 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 2: How the money flows

By John Lorinc and Kimberley Noble The information shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the numbers are nonetheless startling. According... Read More

Video Vancouver: A Day in the Life of a Downtown Ambassador

Have you seen the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association‘s team dressed in blue and wonder what they do... Read More

BOTTLE SERVICE: Why a “wet shelter” makes sense for downtown homeless

Originally published in the winter 2014 issue of The Yards. Written by Scott McKeen. Mental illness is not a crime. Not a moral... Read More

LORINC: This ice isn’t transparent

Here’s my question about last week’s deal to have two private firms ante up funds to keep some of the City’s rinks open: Is there any... Read More

OC Transpo gets graphic: The transitway map

While sitting on a bus in Ottawa this past summer, I found myself doing a double take out the window – but not for any reason... Read More