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

THE ARTFUL CITY: Public Space ARTivism – An Interview with STEPS

Interview by: Ilana Altman STEPS is an award-winning public arts organization that has been responsible for some of Canada’s most... 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

THE ARTFUL CITY: A Look Inside the Toronto Public Art Commission

Interview by: Ilana Altman The Toronto Public Art Commission (TPAC) is a panel of citizen volunteers that advises City Planning on... 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

THE ARTFUL CITY: The Role of Community Arts in Toronto’s Public Art Landscape

By: Jeff Biggar I recently joined residents in Mabelle Park to celebrate ‘Iftar Nights’, a sundown celebration to break the fast... Read More