Posts Filed Under: public space
Metrolinx wants to allow eight new giant electronic billboards—right along the 401 and 427. How is an agency that's supposed to make travel better issuing such an absurd proposal?
City planning expert Brent Toderian wants streets to make passersby stick around.
Soon council will consider recommendations that would allow more digital billboards in parts of the city where they're currently prohibited. One public-space activist explains why that's concerning.
A new police station scores two honours at the 2013 Pug Awards for architecture.
For the third year in a row, Toronto Park People convened a meeting of its members and supporters.
For the last several weeks, two local residents have been providing coffee and conversation in a greenhouse, red tape be damned.
Urban advocate Gil Peñalosa and councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam are working to bring "open street" periods to Toronto.
For the first Torontonian edition of (Park)ing Day, a team of designers creatively repurposed a parking space. They fed the meter, of course.
Public Works looks at public space,urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them.
Don't tell Bell: Artists have been transforming Toronto's neglected phone booths into temporary galleries.
Robert Hammond, the guy behind New York City's High Line, gave a keynote address for some of Toronto's most committed park advocates.
One year in, we check in with the people behind Park People, an organization that wants to make the city within a park even better.
An architect-led Jane's Walk approaches the financial district from a kid's-eye view.
In a 3–0 decision, judges find that the City of Toronto was within its authority to create the tax, and extend the City's scope of application.
An outpouring of community and corporate support bolsters plans to rebuild the beloved Jamie Bell playground.
A new speaker series at U of T's Munk School examines the future of our libraries and parks.
Astral Media's blocky advertisements get schooled—literally—by annoyed civilians.
Toronto street artist Sean Martindale on how we interact with the city around us.