Predictions for Toronto in 2033

At our recent 15th anniversary party we asked people to tell us a prediction about Toronto in 2033. Here’s a selection of them. Read More

Event: Life Between Umbrellas Design Competition

Vancouver receives the equivalent of over five months of rainy weather a year. How can our public spaces better respond to the wet... Read More

Doug Ford’s TTC subway upload and Margaret Thatcher’s cautionary tale

As the province contemplates major structural change to Toronto’s transit system, I want to offer London’s rocky history... Read More

Life on the Line: Light in the Tunnel

                                                                        (Alex Garant, “Midnight”) By Sarah Ratzlaff For... Read More

Is good regional transit planning impossible?

Image: Christof Spieler, Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of U.S. Transit, Island Press. The recent news from Vancouver is... Read More

LORINC: Subway upload: negotiating when you have no cards in your hand

As has been widely noted, the Ford government’s approach to nearly everything has a kind of malevolent Bozo-the-clown vibe, with an... Read More

A modest proposal for reforming Toronto’s Land Transfer Tax

By Zack Taylor Few topics have pre-occupied Toronto’s budget watchers more over the past decade than the city’s land transfer tax... Read More

The Bloor Street Viaduct

As the City celebrates the centennial of Toronto’s most recognizable pieces of infrastructure with the unveiling of a historical... Read More

A Renegade Book Exchange, and Other Acts of ‘Urban Intervention’

On the southwest corner of Salsbury and Napier Streets, a block from Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, Penny Street and Stephen Holmes set... Read More

If you think Toronto’s transit is overly politicized, you’re right.

It’s designed to be that way. We need to change that. A common criticism of transit decision-making in Toronto is that it is overly... Read More