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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

  • Street signs

    If you haven’t noticed, over the last few months the city has been installing new street signs to replace some of the rusting and aging wayfinders...

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  • Public space Saturday

    The Globe and Mail had a bunch of interesting articles today. The first article was about the number of stray cats running around in our alleys. Some say...

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  • This just in: Gridlock is Bad

    John Tory just announced the Ontario Conservative initiative to solve our Gridlock problem. They’ve set up this website, as a place where you can...

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  • NOW takes on smog

    Last week NOW ran an article on the top 10 things Toronto can do to fight smog in the city. The ideas may be unrealistic in the current political climate...

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  • Slow Street Movement

    The Toronto Star has two articles about pedestrians today. Slow streets, safer driving? looks at Eric Dumbaugh’s study: “Safe Streets, Livable...

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  • Bikes and feet

    Christopher Hume had an outpouring of response to his recent column on the state of walking in Toronto. He mainly focused his derision on drivers, but...

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  • Viva York Region

    Close to home: Viva – York Region’s new rapid transit system – is making the TTC look silly. Their busstops have ticket vending...

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  • These street are not made for walking

    Christopher Hume wrote an excellent column yesterday in the Toronto Star about the state of walking in this city. Check it out here.

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  • Designing Toronto’s Streets

    The city of Toronto is currently engaged in setting design standards for new local residential streets in Toronto (not main streets). They are conducting...

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