5 subtle signs of lost rivers in Toronto

Like many North American cities, the street grid in downtown Toronto is (for the most part) rigidly geometric. Where there’s an... Read More

Good Reads: Spring 2015 Edition of Fort York’s newsletter Fife & Drum

The spring edition of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released recently.  Loads of maps and... Read More

Stairs to nowhere, trap streets, and other Toronto oddities

There’s a set of stairs on Greenwood Avenue that lead nowhere. At the top, a wooden fence at the end of someone’s back... Read More

This is what the Toronto subway tastes like

Union Station tastes like fried onions. James Wannerton knows this because he tastes words. Due to a rare and unusual neurological... 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

Door Open Weekend — ghosts, [murmur], maps, & Redesigning Toronto Pecha Kutcha-style

It’s Doors Open weekend in Toronto, the first city to do this and now the largest event like this in North America. This year... Read More

Artists on the Underground: movie and panel discussion

I’ll be part of a panel discussion on Saturday night after a showing of the movie “Artists on the Underground”... Read More

Quick comparisons between Toronto’s and Chicago’s street grids

Chicago is often referred to as Toronto’s closest sibling. Built in similar times, with similar sizes and populations, there are... Read More