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

40 in the shade: Toronto’s worst heatwave

For an excruciating week in July, 1936, Toronto, the province, and much of Canada burned. An unprecedented and deadly continent-wide... Read More

Creating places for people as we grow

As municipalities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe shift from building sprawling single-family housing neighbourhoods to denser... Read More

Growing the community-building power of our parks

By Dave Harvey and Jake Tobin Garrett Just over two years ago, City Council approved a five-year Parks Plan. The plan was created with... Read More

What Amsterdam taught a Torontonian about urbanism

Tulips, windmills, and all those salacious, smoke-filled thoughts aside, Amsterdam is internationally regarded as a haven for urbanism... Read More

Exploring Black Creek, Toronto’s mini-LA River

I’ve been reading a lot about the LA river recently because of the announcement that Frank Gehry is working with the City of Los... Read More

Blending public and private space at Winchester Park

When you boil it down, there are really two basic types of open space in a city: public and private. You’ve got your beaches, ravines... Read More

PARKS CRISIS conclusion: 10 ideas to help solve Toronto’s parks acquisition crisis

In May 2014, council gave the city’s planning team the green light to embark on a three-year planning exercise, branded TOCore, that’s... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 6: Are privately owned public spaces the answer to parks deficit?

Over the next year, City of Toronto politicians and planners will be faced with an unprecedented challenge: how to create amenable... Read More