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WEDNESDAY: Celebrate release of summer issue & Jane Jacobs Prize winners

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WHAT: Summer 2015 issue release party & Jane Jacobs Prize ceremony
WHEN: Wed., July 15th, 7-11:30pm (Prize ceremony runs from 8-8:30pm)
WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 344) / 1395 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto
COST: $10 (includes copy of issue), cash bar
RSVP: Feel free to let us know if you’re coming by RSVPing to Facebook listing
* please note that the ceremony time has changed to 8-8:30

Is there a better way to spend a summer than sitting on patio on the waterfront? The answer is no. With that in mind, you need to spend the evening of Wed. July 15th at our release party which is taking place in the west end at the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 344 (1395 Lake Shore Blvd. W.).


On bike: Take the Martion Goodman Trail or cross at Jameson bridge, Roncesvalles bridge, or at Dowling Ave.

On transit: The 504 streetcar (south & east from Dundas West station) exit at Queen St W. stop > cross on Roncesvalles bridge > walk east to location. On the 504 streetcar (westbound) exit at Jameson stop > walk south > cross on Jameson bridge > walk west to location. Another option for the 504 streetcar (eastbound & westbound) is to exit at Dowling stop > walk south on Dowling > cross Lake Shore at lights > location is right there.

By car: There is a public parking lot just west of Legion Hall on south side of Lake Shore Blvd.

From 8-8:30pm the event will double as the ceremony for our 2015 winners of the Jane Jacobs Prize. This year, we have three winners: their identities will be revealed the day of the event. After the ceremony, you can dance in the main hall or lounge on the expansive patio.

Our newest edition is packed with great features for your summer reading:

  • Architects Joe Lobko and Megan Torza outline a detailed history of the West Don Lands development (from 1987-2015), home to the Athlete’s Village during the 2015 Pan Am Games
  • We reveal the three winners of the 2015 Jane Jacobs Prize
  • A ranking of the best and worst of urban design that surrounds the stadiums and arenas of Canada’s professional sports teams
  • John Lorinc, Kimberley Noble, and Alex Steep provide a summary and update to the Spacing investigation into why the City of Toronto has collected over $250-million since 2010 for parks acquisition but only spent $10-million
  • How civic hashtags on Twitter are helping people engage with municipal politics