Tag Archives: Canada

The New Urbanism – Future to the Back?

My ruminations about Toronto as a city state have attracted a furtive trickle of readers over the past year (Toronto City Planning: Can a Goose Play Chicken? and Toronto as a City State.  My posts are repellent to web grazers in part because the issues seem intractable, and in part because my writing is dense…
Read more

the tragedy of loss unites us

For 50 years, I've been a fan of the Maple Leafs.  It wasn’t my choice.  My grandfather was a boulevardier in old Toronto, playing saxophone in speakeasies and playing industrial league hockey, back when this was still a small town.  He used to hang around the old Mutual Street Arena, and when Maple Leaf Gardens…
Read more