Spacing Saturday: Gary Webster, Brent Toderian and Transit Futures

Spacing Saturday highlights posts from across Spacing’s blog network in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and the Atlantic region.

Alexandre Laquerre shows the startling impact of grandiose public projects over a century of transformation at one of Canada’s most monumental intersections: Elgin and Sparks.

Following the recent announcement by Halifax’s Mayor Peter Kelly that he will not run for re-election after 12 years in office, Jake Schabas proposes a basket of issues that should shape the city’s next political period.

In a nod to this weekend’s Montreal Nuit Blanche, Andrew Emond profiles an event that will pay tribute to the path of the Rivière St Pierre, one of the city’s most significant buried rivers.

Allanah Heffez reports back on her presentation and other insights from this week’s Conference on Urban Mobility in the Age of Electronic Payment .

Alex Bozikovik’s No Mean City architectural profiles a fascinating addition to a historic home in Toronto’s Cabbagetown neighbourhood that is beginning to collect some prestigious awards.

Gary Webster’s termination as the Chief General Manager of the TTC continued a string of dramatic transit events in Toronto. John Lorinc provides some his characteristic political analysis on the decision and its broader context.

Brent Toderian has been in focus in the urbanist community ever since the visionary and articulate former Vancouver Planning Director’s contract was terminated early several weeks ago. Spacing Vancouver sat down with Toderian this week and presents the conversation in a two part interview about his legacy in Vancouver and the trajectory of Canadian urbanism. [Part One] [Part Two]

Vancouver has set the ambitious goal of having over 50% of all trips in the city taken by biking, walking or transit. Spacing presents part two in a series showing the results of work by a team of UBC planning and landscape architecture students on how the city can realize this goal.

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  1. Best coverage of Toderian’s legacy anywhere…from the source! Great work, Spacing!

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