There is no Good Development but Complete Development

HALIFAX – On May 24th, Halifax Regional Council approved an extension of Halifax’s water service boundary to allow a 256 unit... Read More

Book Review – How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City

Walking was the primary way that people got around cities from the time cities first emerged until the 20th century. But, argues Joan... Read More

Jane’s Walk Ottawa-Gatineau, May 6-8

Citizen-led walking tours towards community-based city building. Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours... Read More

The “great monster of death” arrives in Toronto

Lenton Williams worked in the printing department at Eaton’s department store. On the evening of June 14, 1905, the 60-year-old was... Read More

LORINC: What Toronto can learn from street fighter Janette Sadik-Khan

Toronto has only one short and unflattering walk-on part in Janette Sadik Khan’s fascinating account of her experiences as the... Read More

The signal distance factor — safe crossing “deserts”

Pedestrians are often accused of putting themselves in danger by crossing wide, fast streets at locations where there is no traffic... Read More

Not In My Front Yard: The controversy of installing sidewalks

McNicoll Avenue at Boxdene Avenue. There’s no sidewalk on the south side of this busy Scarborough road. It might come as a... Read More

Cars are part of the mix in Kensington Market

One of the first areas I take people when they visit Toronto is usually Kensington Market – that dense grid of narrow streets stuffed... Read More

The challenge of getting to the bus stop

Adapted from a post in Marshall’s Musings, the author’s personal blog. In the Greater Toronto Area, we have a fixation on... Read More

Do you have to shovel your sidewalk?

In the City of Toronto, the city will clear some local sidewalks when it snows a certain amount, but other people are required to... Read More