Shining a light on Toronto’s streetlamps

Street lighting is an important, yet overlooked, part of any city’s standard infrastructure. For over seventy years... Read More

Sleuthing a ghost sign on River Street

Ghost signs: The slowly fading hand-painted advertisements that cling to the sides of older buildings, redundantly promoting... Read More

LORINC: The cautionary tale of Rail Deck Park

If Toronto’s Rail Deck Park plan ended up dying in a dense thicket of legalistic land-use planning arguments, it would be fair... Read More

Vacant Queen Street West: a pandemic photo essay

Queen Street West has always been a revolving door of independent businesses. Starting at the bottom of Parkdale, Queen Street is an... Read More

Event: CoV Jericho LandsVirtual Design Workshops, April 10-19

In mid-April, the Vancouver of City Planning Department will be co-hosting a series of themed Virtual Design Workshops for the Jericho... Read More

Urban space as a catalyst for improving mental health care

This article is published in conjunction with the upcoming issue of Spacing, which is focused on the theme of public health. In these... Read More

VCPC Applications for 2021-2022 Now Open

The City of Vancouver is seeking volunteers from the general public to apply for positions on the Vancouver City Planning Commission... Read More

The pandemic is reforming even sidewalks

β€œIt feels like there are more people in the world!” The Lonsdale shopping strip in North Vancouver feels different to Amy Amantea, who... Read More

Writing Vancouver: ‘Starting Over’ – Part Three

‘Starting Over’ Part Three: Zoning Out Manipulation is needed to move the gears, but not everything runs on the same... Read More

Writing Vancouver: ‘Starting Over’ – Part Two

‘Starting Over’ Part Two: Self Knowledge There was a commonwealth in understanding the city as a shared resource. It was... Read More