As the major ed-board endorsements start to flow in John Tory’s direction, it seems increasingly clear that his campaign, which focused so tightly on his Smart Track plan, has reverberated with voters on both the centre-right and the centre-left, albeit for a range of reasons. It’s equally clear that Olivia Chow’s sustained attack on Smart […]
Since Toronto’s amalgamation, there’s been very little re-tooling of the governance model foisted upon the region during Harris years. Paul Bedford, our city’s former Chief Planner and appointee to Ontario’s Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel, spoke with Spacing to unpack a few ideas that might improve our awkward teenaged governance model. SPACING: Over 16 years […]
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There was a time when observation decks were all the rage in Toronto. The designers and developers of tall buildings like TD Centre, Commerce Court, and City Hall, keen to show off their creations to the public, installed top floor public viewing galleries with panoramic views of the city. One had a restaurant, another doubled as an art gallery, a third had an aviary. […]
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As I wrote in Part One of this series, Millennials are currently playing a significant role in how cities adapt to moving large numbers of citizens efficiently. Urban and transit planners are working quickly to respond to the growing need for more diverse transportation options in city centres, creating more complete public transit networks, bicycle […]
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Author: Robert Dawson (Photographer) with Bill Moyers (Foreword)and Ann Patchett (Afterword) – (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014) It is rare to find a book where the first sentence powerfully sets the tone to for the rest of the book. Yet, acclaimed Robert Dawson could not have chosen a more fitting start to his book The Public […]
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