The demise of the first “air rights” project in Toronto

When Toronto’s first subway line opened in 1954, much of track north of Bloor Street was located in a shallow, open trench. The... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: A Tale of Two Seasons

By: Ilana Altman Toronto is a city of both climatic and cultural extremes. Hot long summer days are populated by more festivals than... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 007 – PopCanCrit: Crisis in Criticism

In part two, of our PopCanCrit special, we look at the role of the architecture critic, in a changing media landscape. Our experts... Read More

The Shell Oil Tower is a lost 1950s masterpiece

A little over 30 years ago this winter, one of Toronto’s earliest Modern buildings was pulled to the ground. When the Shell Oil... Read More

Metrolinx’s suburban plans for an urban transit system

At its last board meeting on December 8, Metrolinx presented an update on the status of 12 new GO Transit rail stations, all located... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: Public Art Doesn’t Have to be Forever

By: Rebecca Carbin Previous Artful City posts chronicle recent developments and historical perspectives on the public art landscape in... Read More

When will Toronto love its Modern architecture?

What do you picture when you read the words “heritage building.”? It probably isn’t the Carlton Tower at Yonge and... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: An Interview with Public Art Management

Interview by: Ilana Altman Public Art Management (PAM) is one of Canada’s leading public art consulting firms. They have been... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: Hacks and Workarounds: Improving the Public Art Commissioning Process

By: Helena Grdadolnik Workshop Architecture provides public art consulting for the Toronto Transit Commission, Infrastructure Ontario... Read More