This morning I woke up and decided that I could go for a bagel with lox and cream cheese. I figured, it’s the weekend, I’m going to treat myself. So I walked across the street to St. Urbain Bagel Bakery (see above photo). My Montreal… Read More
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Global street artist paints 8-storey mural in midtown Toronto
This morning (Friday, July 8th) at 11AM eastern time, the global street artist Phlegm will start work on a giant 8-storey mural at the corner of Yonge + St. Clair in midtown Toronto. It’s going up on the west elevation of 1 St. Clair West.… Read More
The year of the laneway
Earlier this week, Metro News published an article saying that it’s going to be a big year for laneways in Toronto: “2016 is going to be the year where the evolution of our laneways lands at the forefront of our public realm strategy,” said Downtown… Read More
Saturday morning bike ride to the Bluffs
This morning I got up at 7:30am and met a good friend of mine at the St. Lawrence Market for breakfast. Market Street is closed to cars today so it’s pedestrian-only. It should be this way all the time. They had a pig roasting on… Read More
What food is your city famous for?
Yesterday I came across the above Instagram post by Bruce Mau Design, which pitted the Philadelphia Cheese Steak sandwich against the Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich in a “battle of borders.” It was to celebrate both Canada Day and American Independence Day. I thought this was an… Read More
A new chapter
St. Lawrence by Ralph Sobanski on 500px I have an announcement to make on Architect This City today. Next week I’m joining the development team at CAPREIT (TSE: CAR.UN) here in Toronto. CAPREIT is one of Canada’s largest residential landlords. They are a growth-oriented real estate… Read More
Towards more publicness
Back when the commercial internet first started to take off it was uncommon to use your real name online. Instead people relied on usernames and other pseudynoms to represent themselves. I honestly can’t remember what I used in those days, but I’m sure it was… Read More
Where should Toronto’s relief subway line go?
Those of you from Toronto might be aware that the city is currently assessing the possibility of a “relief subway line” that would connect the downtown core back up to the Bloor-Danforth subway line in the form of a stretched out “U”. The reason this… Read More
What’s your complete neighborhood?
Toronto – St Lawrence Market by Chris Dufresne on 500px This past Saturday night I was out with a few friends in my neighborhood (St. Lawrence Market area). And I was delighted to see how busy it was. Virtually every bar or club we walked… Read More
How I moved over the last 3 weeks
At the beginning of this year I wrote a post about a mobile tracking app called Moves that I had heard about through my friend Sachin Monga. He had just published a beautiful set maps showing where he physically spent his time in both Toronto… Read More