How the CN Tower killed Toronto’s rooftop lookouts

There was a time when observation decks were all the rage in Toronto. The designers and developers of tall buildings like TD Centre... Read More

Oromocto – A New Frontier for Urbanism?

Across North America, many suburban municipalities – characterized by strip malls with thoroughfares built for cars not pedestrians ... Read More

Opinion: Entrance sign debate needs refocus

Fueled by a manic combination of civic pride and shame, Edmonton Council is reopening discussions on the look of the city’s... Read More

Ottawa gets time-lapsed: A film that captures the city in movement

With hyper-lapse apps and videos popping up all over social media – the latest version of the tried and true method of... Read More

In memory of the St. Lawrence Market canopy

In 2012, National Geographic ranked the St. Lawrence Market the best in the world. The vendors on both sides of Front Street were... Read More

Book Review – Farming Cuba: Urban Agriculture from the Ground Up

Author: Carey Clouse (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014) In light of growing urban populations and diminishing resources, the issues... Read More

Rethinking the way we use space: Re-developer apartment tour (Ottawa Architecture Week 2014)

Paul Kariouk is an energetic guy. From artistic ways to maximize space, to simple approaches cities can take to make themselves more... Read More

Book Review: Urban Acupuncture

Author: Jaime Lerner (Island Press, 2014) Jaime Lerner is a living legend among urbanists. Often mentioned in the same breath is Jane... Read More

10 NO BRAINERS: Activate our Laneways

10 No Brainers to Make Toronto More Awesome! is a project of the Centre for City Ecology that highlights small, achievable actions at... Read More

Modernism in Vancouver Part Two: West Coast Modernism

While mid-century commercial architecture was embracing International Style with its clean-edged steel and glass construction... Read More