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

Misuse of Heritage Conservation Districts can deaden both past and future

The City of Toronto believes it has found a silver bullet to control development pressure in the downtown core through the use of a... Read More

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

LORINC: The Rail Deck Park considered

About two years ago, deputy city manager John Livey, Toronto’s top planner, realized the strategy of creating pocket parks and little... 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

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 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

From folk singers to folklore, 1960s Yorkville lingers

With Canadian Music Week taking place just in clubs throughout Toronto, the historic Masonic Temple concert hall on Yonge Street ... Read More