Bonnie Crombie vs Mississauga’s race-baiters: Are symbolic gestures enough?

Earlier this month, Mississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie was lauded for standing up against racism for the second time in a year. On... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: Hacks and Workarounds: Improving the Public Art Commissioning Process

By: Helena Grdadolnik Workshop Architecture provides public art consulting for the Toronto Transit Commission, Infrastructure Ontario... Read More

The space age Parkway Plaza, Toronto’s first heritage supermarket

It was only a shopping mall, but when the Parkway Plaza opened at Ellesmere Road and Victoria Park Avenue in 1958, it signalled the... Read More

LORINC: The next massive mural should be at Yonge & Bloor

It seems to me that the act of adornment – indeed, the compulsion to adorn – is a fundamentally human impulse that speaks to our deep... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: Public Space ARTivism – An Interview with STEPS

Interview by: Ilana Altman STEPS is an award-winning public arts organization that has been responsible for some of Canada’s most... Read More

How to prioritize the safety of women on the TTC

This week, city council approved a motion by Kristyn Wong-Tam to review city services “to eliminate any existing bias against women... Read More

Misleading Leaside: Lobbyists score a hat trick with digital billboard

Outfront Media wants to construct a massive digital billboard in the residential community of Leaside. The problem is, no one wants... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: The Role of Community Arts in Toronto’s Public Art Landscape

By: Jeff Biggar I recently joined residents in Mabelle Park to celebrate ‘Iftar Nights’, a sundown celebration to break the fast... Read More

How co-housing designs community into developments

For a lot of city dwellers, knowing their neighbors names is a rarity, let alone knocking on their door to ask to borrow an egg or a... Read More