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 ARTFUL CITY: Urban Media Art: New Directions for Public Art and Cities

By Dave Colangelo You put your left foot in, you take your left foot out. And yes, you shake it all about, as prompted by the screen... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: Imaging Toronto

By: Ilana Altman Over the course of the last year Boston-based photographer Matthew Monteith has been working with The Artful City to... 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

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