The transformer next door

The lights are on but there’s no-one home at 640 Millwood Rd. The two-storey suburban home near Bayview and Eglinton doesn’t exactly... Read More

Main Streets: At the Heart of Vancouver’s Communities

Main streets enliven downtowns everywhere. The mix of public spaces with a diverse array of heritage buildings and new developments... Read More

Welcome to your private nuclear fallout shelter

In 1959, the builders of Regency Acres, a 700-home subdivision in Aurora, Ontario, offered something no other homebuilder in the... Read More

REID: That’s a nice laneway, but it’s no woonerf

One of the more intriguing elements of the West Don Lands development was the promise that it would include some... Read More

The Case For A Complete Street On Commercial Drive

Complete Streets treat all people equally, regardless of age, gender or physical ability. Complete Street design focuses on improving... Read More

Home Redevelopment 101: A guide to residential re-development in Ottawa

Abandoned Barber Shop, Hintonburg, Ottawa, Charles Crosbie Every Ottawa neighbourhood is constantly changing. Some changes are highly... Read More

Visual Thoughts #48

Last VT image: Small building, Deception Pass State Park, Washington, US. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at... Read More

Why are Jasper and Whyte Ave 7 Lanes Wide?

Editor’s note: this post has been updated from its original to add detail. People often point to Jasper and Whyte as unfortunate... Read More

Image of the Past: Ottawa Electric Railway

Image: ‘Electric street car, c 1900, Ottawa’ Location: Wellington and Metcalfe Date of photo: 1900... Read More

The slow and deadly evolution of Toronto’s crosswalks

Crossing the street in Toronto has been a potentially deadly challenge for almost a century. Until the 1950s, when the number of... Read More