An urban designer from Toronto with an interest in the urban landscape, I’m currently living in Shanghai. My website ( features an ongoing series of reflections on the city, the landscape and the fields that manipulate them from the perspective of urban design, landscape architecture, Toronto and Canada.

Favela Japonesa

A friend’s Portuguese cousin sent these awesome images to him and he duly forwarded them to me. The title really says it all... Read More

GTA population grows by 9.2% since 2001

Statistics Canada has started to release data from the 2006 census at the City level – including population figures for Toronto... Read More

PLANT wins Nathan Phillips Square competition

Plant Architect & Shore Tilbe Irwin were announced the winner of the Nathan Phillips Square competition. For more information on... Read More

Spadina subway extension clears funding hurdle

The Toronto Star is announcing on its front page that a final $697 million from the federal government has sealed the Spadina Subway... Read More

Mapping our urbanism – water mains

In the Toronto Star last weekend was a special 2-page spread on the sorry state of Toronto’s water mains with emphasis on... Read More

Where Dupont meets Dundas meets Annette

This enigmatic and forlorn stairway cuts through the retaining wall of the railway overpass crossing Dupont Street where it meets... Read More

“Paving” the way for a new Four Seasons

A rough timelapse sequence of the demolition of the old Ford dealership on Yorkville Avenue as part of site preparations for the new... Read More