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Weaponizing Heritage in Toronto

Recently, Heritage Preservation Services (HPS) in Toronto recommended that over 1000 buildings on Bloor, Danforth, and other main streets be added to the city’s heritage register. Their stated...

Better Streets

Cycle Toronto recently tweeted that Torontonians increasingly support separated bike lanes. I’d absolutely love Toronto to have a vast network of high-quality, well-maintained bike...

Linear City

Toronto is a linear city. Businesses rarely form clusters; instead, they’re spread out along long roads backed by inward-facing residential tracts. The city’s design feels optimized for...

Wasted Potential

Every time I return to Toronto I’m struck by its wasted potential: streets are too-wide, especially north of Bloor, urban ‘planning’ has encouraged nodal development, fine-grained...

And they win

I have always avoided watching teams from Toronto play. When asked, I rationalized it by claiming that I was ‘bad luck. Often I would say: “Toronto always loses”. Soon, those lines...