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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered


  1. i’m excited to see the ‘asymmetrical architecture’ they speak of in the globe, but 318 richmond is the site of the former joker (now a parking lot). the club district seems like an odd spot for this. with all the economic news, i’d expect to hear more about projects shutting down rather than starting up.

  2. Interesting that this list of Saturday’s articles makes no mention of the articles and art in the AGO. I thought that many have suggested that the cultural industries and creative culture were central to urban economies.

  3. If Tim Hortons is so determined to undermine the recycling program maybe they should be allowed to opt out on a trial basis IF they enact a packaging return system which pays a refund on cups and other packaging items. This refund would have to be great enough to encourage others to collect the same for return and return depots would have to be convenient as in at every store. Considering Tim Hortons policy regarding accepting waste I see they would have issues with instituting this but I’m certain with a little determination they may just accept responsibility for their waste.
    If this proves to reduce the amount of Tim Hortons waste discarded in public areas it can be considered as an ongoing program. Tim Hortons would be responsible for recycling its own waste from that point and the city would hold Tim Hortons responsible for packaging found in Toronto’s waste stream.

    Frankly Tim Hortons cups have become a bigger blight on neighbourhoods than McDonalds wrappings which is really saying something. We are drowning in this crap and the marketers must be held responsible for it.