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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

024: Buffalo, Detroit, and the T.O. campaign trail

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As election day nears in Toronto, we hunt down mayoral candidates Joe Pantalone and Rob Ford. And our reporter Daniel Guillemette discovers that neither one is doing much campaigning in our public spaces these days. We also talk to Councillor Joe Mihevc – who recently put his support behind George Smitherman (we featured Smitherman last episode) – about what the next mayor needs to do on his first day on the job.

And we take you to the American Rust Belt. Contributor Edward Birnbaum recently visited Buffalo and Detroit to find out how the exodus of residents from the region is affecting those sticking around, including the increasing popularity of architectural salvaging.

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photo by Stan Wiechers