401 Richmond is already at its highest and best use

I loved 401 Richmond before I even knew what it was. It was 9 years ago and I was in Toronto, visiting from Vancouver. My friend... Read More

This private patio is supposed to be public space

First let me say this: I love patios. The wind in your hair, the sun on your face, the hot waft of a garbage trunk barreling down the... Read More

Creating places for people as we grow

As municipalities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe shift from building sprawling single-family housing neighbourhoods to denser... Read More

Cars are part of the mix in Kensington Market

One of the first areas I take people when they visit Toronto is usually Kensington Market – that dense grid of narrow streets stuffed... Read More

Growing the community-building power of our parks

By Dave Harvey and Jake Tobin Garrett Just over two years ago, City Council approved a five-year Parks Plan. The plan was created with... Read More

Exploring Black Creek, Toronto’s mini-LA River

I’ve been reading a lot about the LA river recently because of the announcement that Frank Gehry is working with the City of Los... Read More

Blending public and private space at Winchester Park

When you boil it down, there are really two basic types of open space in a city: public and private. You’ve got your beaches, ravines... Read More

Boston wants random awesomeness

Boston’s new mayor is hoping a new city program will result in some “random awesome designs” submitted for the city’s public spaces... Read More

Dupont bike lanes on the chopping block?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cycle Toronto issued this press release after this post was published: “Since putting out our press release... Read More

Bike Infrastructure: Let’s sweat the small stuff

This past weekend I went with a few friends on a long bike ride down the trails along the Humber River, east along the waterfront, and... Read More