Hey Presto! The strange history and modest potential of the soon-to-be closed TTC subway booths

The future arrived in Toronto in 1948, but it was hidden away from view, in a 19th century transit garage on Sherbourne St. Six years... Read More

LORINC: Burning down the (laneway) house

In recent months, I’ve found myself wondering whether Toronto City Council’s much-touted laneway suites policy, circa 2018, was... Read More

Embodied carbon and the problem of concrete Toronto

Whatever else you might think about Sidewalk Labs (SWL), the controversial smart city proposal has made one undeniably positive... Read More

Toronto’s missing middle should be built along collector roads

Much of the conversation about missing middle development in Toronto has been focused on how to smuggle additional housing units into... Read More

WexPOPS pops-up in a vibrant suburban stripmall

WexPOPS is a pilot of the plazaPOPS project, an initiative spearheaded by Daniel Rotsztain, aka The Urban Geographer, and Brendan... Read More

REID: Heritage beyond a building’s walls

Hidden in the Distillery District, behind the unremarkable door of 36 Distillery Lane, is a staircase-museum. The simple stairway... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 027, Healthy Buildings, Healthy Planet

We’re gearing up for the October 11th Green Building Festival! We talk to celebrated architect Vivian Manasc about what makes a... Read More

REID: The Unilever lands and public space

The Unilever Precinct (also sometimes called “East Harbour”) is a remarkable opportunity to create an entirely new business district... Read More

REID: Hi-Lo-rise infill buildings

Amidst the discussion of the potential and challenges of building new mid-rise buildings to increase density along Toronto’s... Read More