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: 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