On a warm spring afternoon, the park on the corner of Sorauren and Wabash avenues in the west Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale looks like a perfect dream of urban open space: a city block of green bordered by tree-lined streets, families with strollers, kids playing lacrosse, and neighbours mingling at the farmer’s market whose winter […]
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By John Lorinc and Alex Steep Over the past few years, the city has seen a handful of examples of park construction that offer impressive illustrations of how intensification and forward-looking public space planning can proceed hand-in-hand. Waterfront Toronto developed Corktown Common not as an afterthought, but rather as a focal point for the Canary […]
The Royal York Hotel, September 25, 1973. Computer experts Mers Kutt, Gordon Ramer, Ted Edwards, and Reg Rea are standing around a small machine about the size of a typewriter. It has a built in QWERTY keyboard, a small plasma display, and looks like one of the oversized desktop calculators common during the 1960s. This was, however, much more […]
This week, Toronto Police Board (TPSB) chair Alok Mukherjee broke his silence and admitted to The Toronto Star that he was cornered into a position where he could either charge outgoing Chief Bill Blair with insubordination and delay the policy change on carding, or accept a compromise — to be debated at today’s TPSB meeting […]
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By John Lorinc and Alex Steep At its final meeting of the fractious 2010-2014 term, City Council gave its blessing to what will become one of the few new parks to be built in recent years in the high-density corridors of the downtown. After years of fraught and often frustrating negotiations, Toronto Centre councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam […]
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