5 IDEAS: Urban design challenges of spring weather in a pandemic

With recent warm days foreshadowing lovely spring weather, the public health response to the worsening COVID-19 crisis seems destined... Read More

Observing urban change through the window of a GO train

I wrote this piece last year, long before Covid 19 kept almost everyone at home and before riding transit was something to be avoided... Read More

KidScore: Towards a more child-friendly, post-pandemic city

For many of us, one of the nagging questions added to our pile of brand-new worries in recent weeks concerns the physical and mental... Read More

KidScore: Children telling planners what they value in public space

In the world of city planning and design, there are tools for measuring everything from the number of vehicles passing through an... Read More

Hey Presto! The strange history and modest potential of the soon-to-be closed TTC subway booths

The future arrived in Toronto in 1948, but it was hidden away from view, in a 19th century transit garage on Sherbourne St. Six years... Read More

LORINC: Downsview offers city-building opportunity with a long runway

The key take-away in the Metrolinx business case report released last week, on the economics of the Scarborough subway, is as simple... Read More

The delicate dance of governing Sidewalk Lab’s Quayside project

Three-and-a-half months after The Great Re-Set trimmed the sails of everyone’s favorite smart city villain, Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan... Read More