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

How Toronto built the CN Tower

The CN Tower is one of the most important buildings ever constructed in Canada. Like it or loathe it, the absurd, 553-metre concrete... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: Measuring ‘Success’ Through Policy?

By Yvonne Monestier Much has been written about public art policies as a useful tool for developing and promoting artistic excellence... Read More