Broadway Plan Reflections

This piece started with a simple aspiration: to collect a diversity of meaningful 100-200 word reflections on Broadway Plan processes... Read More

Kensington is funky and non-conventional. Its streets should be too

Kensington Market is one of Toronto’s most charismatic and iconic neighbourhoods, distinguished for its cultural impact. Putting your... Read More

Eight simple ways to cool a city

It continues to get hotter in Toronto, with summer temperatures in the high 30s becoming common. We must make immediate changes to our... Read More

Urban planning is not a science

Urban planning is not a science. For as long as planning has been a profession, however, we’ve tried to make it one. I’ve been a... Read More

Why We Can’t Go: A Report on Toronto’s Public Washrooms, pt. 1

Because this is Toronto, and because it’s important for officialdom to do certain things backwards, we’re going to spend... Read More

The Power of Place: Artists as City Builders

Welcome to The Power of Place: Artists as City Builders. This series emerged out of my strong interest to share with you the... Read More

Corner Commons: Creative placemaking on a suburban scale

Clara Stewart-Robertson is Manager of Community Planning and Development, Jane/Finch Centre; Ernestine Aying is Community Design... Read More

LORINC: The paradox of the City’s new sidewalk snow removal program

A question for the immediate aftermath of the heaviest snowstorm in ten years: Following years of resident complaints and half-hearted... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 063, The War on Robots

We end the year with a classic case of man vs. machine, as journalist and culture writer Graham Isador talks about tiny delivery... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 052, Public Realm Resolutions

We began 2020 with a bit of optimism — how could we know? We had an episode about the public realm and its importance, and spoke to urban... Read More