Brampton’s Etobicoke Creek: floods, concrete, and new public spaces

The City of Brampton — Canada’s ninth largest municipality — was founded as a small community in the mid-19th century, as the... Read More

Not In My Front Yard: The controversy of installing sidewalks

McNicoll Avenue at Boxdene Avenue. There’s no sidewalk on the south side of this busy Scarborough road. It might come as a... Read More

The challenge of getting to the bus stop

Adapted from a post in Marshall’s Musings, the author’s personal blog. In the Greater Toronto Area, we have a fixation on... Read More

Toronto’s history in two buildings

Back in May and June of 2015, the Guardian newspaper ran an intriguing series on its Cities page entitled “A history of cities in 50... Read More

King Street: How the TTC can strike back against UberHop

On Friday, John Lornic made an interesting case that UberHop, the controversial new service launched by the San Francisco-based... Read More

On Brampton’s short-sighted Hurontario-Main LRT decision

Cross-posted from Marshall’s Musings, the author’s personal blog On late Tuesday night (actually, early Wednesday morning... Read More

Gardiner East: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Megacity

 On Thursday, June 11, Toronto City Council voted to maintain the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis Street and the Don Valley... Read More

The new American streetcar: A visit to Detroit, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Tampa

Cross-posted from Marshall’s Musings, the author’s personal blog I recently went on a short vacation, driving down Highway... Read More

Toronto’s mayoral election in five more maps

Yesterday, University of Toronto Professor David Hulchanski summarized the link between Monday’s election results and the... Read More

From lake to lake and back again: rail trails of southwestern Ontario

Waterford Black Bridge, between Simcoe and Brantford In mid-July, I completed another overnight cycling trip. On a bright and warm... Read More