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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered



  1. Everything good about the city came from a vision of those pioneers a century ago that has essentially provided the womb for a modern city. Everything prosaic and inept (luxury condos) is the work of those who plan as if there were no tomorrow, and hence we find ourselves temporarily out of step with the pace of building new cement monuments to ourselves. What remains, to my surprise, is that the fabric of many communities throughout the area, which are the keepers of the flame. There is a wisdom operating in these communities that may be difficult to discern at the moment, but in a time of distress they will be there with the core values of charity and human compassion. I am comforted by that.