A review of the new Shaw Street bike route

It has been a rather trying winter for cyclists in Toronto. Besides the unseasonably cold temperatures, the snow and ice has made... Read More

FoodShare’s new food trucks aim to give grocery stores food for thought

In the early 90s, when FoodShare first thought up the idea of bringing markets on wheels — food trucks filled with fresh, affordable... Read More

2013 Excellence in Planning Awards recap

Projects based on making communities healthier and more livable were recognized at the Ontario Professional Planners Institute’s... Read More

Is this the oldest catch basin grate in the city?

Down at Fort York, amongst the War of 1812 buildings and the construction site of the new visitors centre, lies a grate for a catch... Read More

REID: Re-engineering road standards for cities

For a long time, road engineering standards have been a bane of good city-building. Generally designed to enable cars and trucks to... Read More

Blocking the Way: Railways and freeways are major barriers to pedestrians

Pedestrian crossing of GO Transit Stouffville Corridor, at Marilyn Avenue near Agincourt Station The biggest barrier to pedestrians... Read More

Instaflaneur: late night bike rides, Toronto flooding, & following the water

In lieu of a vacation trip this season, it has been a summer of long long bike rides, mostly at night, around Toronto and sometimes up... Read More

LORINC: Union Station re-visited, part II

It’s sometimes said that surgeons and commercial pilots out-distance all other professions for sang froid and audacity. But if I had... Read More