Dylan Reid is a senior editor at Spacing Magazine. He has also written articles for NOW magazine and the uTOpia books. He was co-chair of the Toronto Pedestrian Committee 2007-2010, was one of the founders of the Toronto Coalition (now Centre) for Active Transportation, and is a co-founder of Walk Toronto. Dylan is also a Fellow at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto.

REID: Yes exit

It’s the kind of thing that has always hung out at the edge of our urban consciousness, that we used to occasionally notice and find... Read More

Reading List: John Sewell, “The Shape of the Suburbs”

When John Sewell’s book The Shape of the Suburbs: Understanding Toronto’s Sprawl came out in 2009, I read it soon after publication... Read More

REID: Piketty and the decline of “dirty mansions”

Toronto’s affordable housing crisis has many facets. One of these many facets is the conversion – or rather, re-conversion – of big... Read More

REID: Our bridges should be places we want to walk

The City of Toronto is criss-crossed with ravines and sunken railways, and the way we connect the city across these gaps is with... Read More

REID: Remembering Doug Taylor, a historian of Toronto

Doug Taylor, one of Toronto’s local historians, died recently at the age of 82. I got to know Doug because we were both among the... Read More

REID: Examples of east side gentle density

One of the things I started looking out for on my local walks during the our locked-down pandemic spring (in addition to former... Read More

REID: The beginning of the end for rush hour curb lanes?

One of the distinctive and ubiquitous characteristics of main streets in the older parts of Toronto is the rush hour curb lane. For... Read More

REID: Spotting (and reviving?) the neighbourhood corner commercial building

Like so many people during the current pandemic lockdown, I’ve started to get to know my neighbourhood much more closely on... Read More