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: Bank St & New Ed’boro 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

Book Review From The Stacks – (re)Designing Nature: Current Concepts for Shaping Nature in Art and Landscape Architecture

Authors: Susanne Witzgall, Florian Matzner, and Iris Meder (Hatje Cantz, 2011) The relationship between nature and the the built world... Read More

REID: Laneways as shared spaces

Last week, I was part of a panel discussion about the potential of Toronto’s laneways, organized by The Laneways Project. I... Read More

There are 100 graves in the parking lot of this mall

The 100 or so people interred at Christie’s Methodist Cemetery near Warden and Finch never expected they would spend a portion... Read More

A Century After 1914: Vancouver’s War Memorials

Across Canada there are over 6,000 monuments and cenotaphs dedicated to remembering those who fought in the Great War (1914-18). This... Read More

Edmonton’s Got a Fever

Tall buildings are all the rage in Edmonton these days. It seems the flood gates have opened on a new tall building frenzy, the likes... Read More

Reclaiming Spaces/Places: Restoring Indigenous street names in Toronto

Reclaiming Spaces/Places is an ongoing series written by Lacey McRae Williams that shares stories of Indigenous resurgence through... Read More

A reflection on the events of October 22, 2014, in Ottawa

National War Memorial – Oct 23 2014  The National War Memorial, situated within the triangular expanse of Confederation Square... Read More