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

INFOGRAPHIC: The business of bikes and parking

EDITOR’S NOTE: There has been some debate about whether bike lanes on Bloor would hurt or harm businesses. Spacing is republishing... Read More

The cold war siren system Toronto never used

At Dundas West and Shaw, near Trinity-Bellwoods Park, there’s a conspicuous piece of Canada’s Cold War history. On top of... Read More

The killing of Aune Newell

She was found beneath a coat hidden under dogwood and sweet clover. Toronto parks department employee Harry Lemon saw her shoe first... Read More

How the Eaton Centre nearly wrecked Old City Hall

Ever since Toronto city council moved over the street in 1965, Toronto hasn’t quite known what to do with Old City Hall. The... Read More

Why we need youth-created art in public spaces

At the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal on Queen’s Quay West, a colourful, 80-foot mosaic stretches the length of the pedestrian walkway... Read More

BACK TO SCHOOL: Why I use the city as a classroom

At this time of year, the signs abound. Colourful backpack displays have replaced the Slip-N-Slide demo at Walmart. And if you... Read More

The two worlds of my Etobicoke

My childhood was spent surrounded by the Humber River and grocery stores. I live in Rexdale, where there’s not much to do and every... Read More