Monthly archives of “January 2016

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Hybrid 1-2-3

For those of you who have been reading this blog since last summer, you’ll know that I’m particularly passionate about the Gardiner Expressway East here in Toronto. Last night a public meeting was held to discuss the 3 alternative designs for what has become known… Read More

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What is an urbanist?

Cities are in vogue. And that has brought about buzzwords like urbanism, tactical urbanism, urbanist, and the list goes. But what exactly does it mean to be an urbanist? If you look it up in the dictionary, you’ll likely get something along the lines of:… Read More

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I woke up this morning at 5:30 am in a hotel in Ottawa. I then drove to Brébeuf, Quebec to meet some friends for a ski and snowboard weekend. (It’s beautiful here.) Upon arriving I was faced with a large hill that my rear-wheel car… Read More

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From art to framework

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena has just been awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize – the highest honor in the world of architecture.  Alex Bozikovic of the Globe and Mail has a fantastic write up about it that focuses on how choosing Aravena – an architect known… Read More