Monthly archives of “September 2016

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Planning for the unplanned

I was listening to The Urbanist (Monocle Radio) last night while I was making dinner and there was a segment on Moscow’s “illegal retail kiosks.” These are small scale retail structures that were built without formal planning permissions and so the city decided to demolish them. … Read More

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Building the future

Toronto-based heritage architect Michael McClelland recently published a piece in Spacing called: Misuse of Heritage Conservation Districts can deaden both past and future.  Here are a couple of snippets: The City of Toronto believes it has found a silver bullet to control development pressure in… Read More

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Photoblog: TIFF

This past weekend was the first weekend of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. It’s a great time to be in the city – regardless of whether you’re into film or not. It felt as if the entire city decided not to sleep this past… Read More