Motor make-believe

Make-believe is a beautiful thing when you’re defending a car-dominated transportation system amidst a disturbing road casualty toll... Read More

EXCERPT: Outdoor School – Under the Freeway, a Forest: Some Notes on Trespassing

Outdoor School includes the contemporary environmental art of more than 20 Canadian and Indigenous artists.  Below is an excerpt from... Read More

The Un-Avenues: Integrating new intensity for housing, open spaces, and streets

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model... Read More

REID: Sidewalks — snow-free at last!

I have been writing and advocating about the need to expand sidewalk snow clearing to every sidewalk in the city for what seems like... Read More

Shining a light on Toronto’s streetlamps

Street lighting is an important, yet overlooked, part of any city’s standard infrastructure. For over seventy years... Read More

REID: Is ActiveTO on life support?

On a Sunday in the middle of May, I went for a bike ride along the south end of Bayview Ave., which was open to pedestrians and... Read More

The pandemic is reforming even sidewalks

“It feels like there are more people in the world!” The Lonsdale shopping strip in North Vancouver feels different to Amy Amantea, who... Read More

Writing Vancouver: ‘Starting Over’ – Part Three

‘Starting Over’ Part Three: Zoning Out Manipulation is needed to move the gears, but not everything runs on the same... Read More

Writing Vancouver: ‘Starting Over’ – Part Two

‘Starting Over’ Part Two: Self Knowledge There was a commonwealth in understanding the city as a shared resource. It was... Read More

The duality of Amazon in Scarborough – from delivering jobs to packaging community relations

Amazon’s notoriety for exploitative work conditions, harmful environmental practices, corporate tax exemptions, and stripping jobs... Read More