What Philadelphia can teach Toronto about art, history, and public spaces

Among North American cities, few can boast the depth of history that’s on offer in Philadelphia. The compact downtown, plotted out by... Read More

Forgotten TTC architecture a reminder of nixed transit plans

Toronto is building the East Bayfront LRT. Well, sort of. This week, Metro News reported that the City of Toronto has set aside $2... Read More

Book Review From the Stacks – Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post-carbon World

These days it has become nearly impossible to open a newspaper or read a website without encountering numerous doomsday predictions of... Read More

A Pocket Park Paradise

An article, entitled “City closer to changing downtown Edmonton parking lot, putting up paradise”, appeared in Metro News last year... Read More

The two worlds of my Etobicoke

My childhood was spent surrounded by the Humber River and grocery stores. I live in Rexdale, where there’s not much to do and every... Read More

EVENT: City Conversations—Re-Imagining Downtown Vancouver, August 20

When: Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:30 PM Where: Lot 19 Perch, North end of Hornby St. at W. Hastings St. How do you want downtown... Read More

Oppose the building, not the people

HALIFAX – Know what happens when too many rats live together? According to one influential study, they become violent and... Read More

Dead rail lines, lost streets, and more Toronto oddities

There’s a couple of new lofts at the southeast corner of Carlaw and Dundas. The courtyard between the two buildings curves... Read More

Rethinking Brossard’s Panama Hub

Each year, Dr. Pierre Gauthier, a professor in Concordia’s Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, gives his Advanced Urban... Read More

EVENT: City Conversations—Future of the Viaducts

When: Thursday, August 6, 2015 12:30 PM Where: Room 1600, SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings St. Two years ago, a... Read More