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

Book Review—Local Code: 3659 Proposals About Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities

Author: Nicholas de Monchaux (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) Sometimes, you don’t know where you are going until you get there... Read More

EVENT: Calling all city planners, designers and engineers to talk tiny houses in Metro Vancouver, January 24

The BC Tiny House Collective, a Vancouver-based community-driven organization advocating for the inclusion of tiny houses in our... 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

Book Review—Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs

Author: Robert Kanigel (Knopf , 2016) Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs is the first significant biography of the woman who... Read More

Cartographically Speaking: The Politics of Flight

Click here for a larger image. We tend to think of cities in their horizontal dimension—artifacts the spread laterally across the... Read More

WWW: Transportation strategies to accommodate new technology

Sao Paulo’s innovative plan for regulating Uber Regulating alternative transportation services such as Uber has proved to be a... Read More

Tiny house, anyone?

Had you asked me a couple years ago if my next project would focus on tiny houses, I would have scoffed at the thought. More so, I’d... 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