David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: An Open Letter about Rob Ford to the City of Toronto, from the Rest of Canada

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, a political figure so big he has his own gravitational field! Toronto politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Dear Toronto: It’s time we had a frank talk about that Chief Magistrate of yours. We are speaking of course about Rob Ford, the big guy who keeps showing up in that ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: The Mayors of Jane Jacobs’ Toronto

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” by Jane Jacobs, a book which influenced generations of urban planners and municipal leaders and forever changed the way we think of cities. So what better way to celebrate than in the company of four former mayors ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: The Mayors of Jane Jacobs’ Toronto

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” by Jane Jacobs, a book which influenced generations of urban planners and municipal leaders and forever changed the way we think of cities. So what better way to celebrate than in the company of four former mayors ...

Runesmith's Canadian Content: The Mayors of Jane Jacobs’ Toronto

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” by Jane Jacobs, a book which influenced generations of urban planners and municipal leaders and forever changed the way we think of cities. So what better way to celebrate than in the company of four former mayors ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: Green belt, tighten our belt: Contesting the Places to Grow Act

People living in vigorous cultures typically treasure those cultures and resist any threat to them. How and why can a people so totally discard a formerly vital culture that it becomes literally lost?– Jane Jacobs, “Dark Age Ahead”, 2004 Toronto has been divided and conquered, its downtown core sold for $60, the cost of the ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: Green belt, tighten our belt: Contesting the Places to Grow Act

People living in vigorous cultures typically treasure those cultures and resist any threat to them. How and why can a people so totally discard a formerly vital culture that it becomes literally lost?– Jane Jacobs, “Dark Age Ahead”, 2004 Toronto has been divided and conquered, its downtown core sold for $60, the cost of the ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: Green belt, tighten our belt: Contesting the Places to Grow Act

People living in vigorous cultures typically treasure those cultures and resist any threat to them. How and why can a people so totally discard a formerly vital culture that it becomes literally lost?– Jane Jacobs, “Dark Age Ahead”, 2004 Toronto has been divided and conquered, its downtown core sold for $60, the cost of the ...