Design for reconciliation: The Indigenous Place Making Council reclaims public space for First Nations

“When Rita Joe first come to the city, she told me … the cement made her feet hurt.” The last line of George Ryga’s landmark... Read More

Mapping the flood vulnerability of the Toronto Islands

The recent inundation of the Toronto Islands has been a shocking reminder of their vulnerability. This spring saw the worst flooding... Read More

The story of the Toronto Island’s modern architecture

When the flood water on the Toronto Island eventually recedes it will reveal a damaged and possibly forever altered landscape. For the... Read More

LORINC: Why a Patrick Brown government will target Greenbelt and Metrolinx

At this stage of the game, it would be foolish to depict Raymond Cho’s by-election victory for the Tories last week as a harbinger of... Read More

How to get it right with the Rail Deck Park

In the last few weeks, City officials made a preliminary announcement about a new “Railway Deck Park” for downtown Toronto. This... Read More

This private patio is supposed to be public space

First let me say this: I love patios. The wind in your hair, the sun on your face, the hot waft of a garbage trunk barreling down the... 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

Ambitious rail deck park proposal announced

Today, Mayor John Tory and Ward 20 Councillor Joe Cressy announced plans for the protection of 21 acres of land in the downtown core... Read More

The Toronto Park Pavilion needs your love

It’s hard not to love the Park Pavilion. Designed in 1958 by British-born architect Alan Crossley and consulting engineer... Read More