To press or not to press: a guide to pedestrian buttons

I’ve seen a few inquiries recently by people who noticed pedestrian signal push-buttons being installed at major intersections... Read More

The slow and deadly evolution of Toronto’s crosswalks

Crossing the street in Toronto has been a potentially deadly challenge for almost a century. Until the 1950s, when the number of... Read More

REID: Laneways as shared spaces

Last week, I was part of a panel discussion about the potential of Toronto’s laneways, organized by The Laneways Project. I... Read More

Good Reads: Special Edition of Fort York’s newsletter Fife & Drum

A special edition of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released recently to celebrate the opening of... Read More

There are 100 graves in the parking lot of this mall

The 100 or so people interred at Christie’s Methodist Cemetery near Warden and Finch never expected they would spend a portion... Read More

How Tomlin’s Creek was lost, found, and lost again

There’s ancient Lake Iroquois sand on Glen Davis Crescent near Kingston Rd. and Woodbine Ave., you just have to look closely to... Read More

Toronto’s swelling bedrock

In general, Toronto is a relatively easy place to build underground. Our glacial history left the city with stiff clayey soil and our... Read More

In memory of the St. Lawrence Market canopy

In 2012, National Geographic ranked the St. Lawrence Market the best in the world. The vendors on both sides of Front Street were... Read More