The life and death of Peter Dickinson and The Inn on the Park

Peter Dickinson was dying when he designed the Inn on the Park. From a bed in Mount Sinai hospital, his body weakened from cancer... Read More

Toronto’s Summerville pool is a slice of the Mediterranean

It’s easy to overlook the Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pools. Despite its sturdy presence on Lake Shore Boulevard East, the... Read More

The sidepath: a solution for suburban cycling infrastructure

On busy suburban roads, sidepaths offer an appealing alternative to installing bike lanes. But where they have been implemented, there... Read More

LORINC: The Scarborough subway and the climate change agenda

What will future residents of Scarborough think, 30 or 40 years hence, when they cast their minds back to the craven transit decisions... Read More

How Toronto built the CN Tower

The CN Tower is one of the most important buildings ever constructed in Canada. Like it or loathe it, the absurd, 553-metre concrete... Read More

Lost and found in the PATH: the case for new wayfinding

This summer, a pilot project will be launched to test a new wayfinding system in the PATH — Toronto’s subterranean... Read More

Who will save Toronto’s old streetcars?

Toronto’s outgoing fleet of streetcars could be the first not to get a second life in another city. Perhaps due to advanced... Read More

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

The half-built relics of nixed Toronto skyscrapers

In 1914, John Eaton, the third son of retail magnate Timothy Eaton, began preparing plans for a massive expansion of his... Read More

The modernist Bloor-Danforth line at 50

The Bloor-Danforth line turned 50 today. Five decades ago, on February 25, 1966, the first section of Toronto’s first east-west... Read More