Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Toronto

Fixing a Blank Wall Streetscape With Storefront Retrofits

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Every city has places where the buildings present a blank face to the sidewalk. A dark, recessed arcade deadening the pedestrian environment or a soulless concrete wall fronting a windswept plaza. Consultant Brent Toderian, formerly the planning director for the city of Vancouver, pointed out¬†a cheap and easy solution to this problem. He calls them […]

Rob Ford’s Greatest Hits

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Rob Ford,¬†internationally renowned nemesis of the livable streets movement, was removed from his post as mayor of Toronto today after being found guilty of violating local ethics laws. Ford will have an opportunity to appeal the ruling. As villains go, Ford was actually sort of ideal: brash, unthinking, and prone to embarrassing himself. The Canadian […]