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The work of centuries

Witold Rybczynski’s recent post about the tragic fire at Notre-Dame de Paris provides an interesting summary of cathedral construction techniques over the years: The Paris fire is also a reminder of what a weird hybrid structure Gothic cathedrals really are. The ancient Romans roofed their… Read More

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Where’d the night go?

I’m a few months behind on this one, but back in April the CBC published a documentary called: Where’d the night go?  It’s about Toronto’s grassroots music community and “DIY venues”, all of which are under pressure as a result of rising real estate values and… Read More

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Miami nice

Art Basel Miami Beach is going on right now so a few of us were talking about it in the office this week. If I had the time, I would have loved to go back this year. I think it’s great how Miami (Beach) seems… Read More

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Last call at the bar

Earlier this week I attended the CityAge conference here in Toronto and participated in a panel discussion about talent.  The questions were all about how cities can attract and retain talent, and how they can best leverage the talent they already have. These are questions… Read More