Sidewalk Talk

Sidewalk Talk

urban design

From building raincoats to condo manifestos, Partisans is on a mission

The Toronto-based design studio will misbehave — and leave its hometown a better place in the process.

Vanessa Quirk
10 Oct
Features

The secrets to a lasting mixed-income neighborhood

Like many global cities, Toronto has become increasingly segregated into wealthy enclaves and boroughs of poverty. But one area that bucked the trend offers lessons for the future.

Philip Preville
6 Jun
Design

The architects building Toronto’s past into its future

The firm Lebel & Bouliane has become known for adaptive reuse projects — like the new Sidewalk Toronto workspace, “307” — that make history an integral part of their designs.

Vanessa Quirk
5 May
Q&A

How Toronto could lead the wooden skyscraper revolution

A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with architect and designer Luigi Ferrara on the Arbour — a 12-story wood building for George Brown College’s waterfront campus.

Vanessa Quirk
5 May
prototype

Toronto by public transportation — from Point A to anywhere

Our open-source Toronto Transit Explorer shows how long it takes to reach any part of the city by taking public transit, cycling, or walking.

Samara Trilling
5 May
Open-Source Tool

The Old Toronto map tool helps you explore the city through historical photos

The Old Toronto map tool helps you explore the city through old photos

Dan Vanderkam and Matt Breuer
3 Mar
Q&A

A model for inclusive housing grows in Toronto’s Regent Park

A Sidewalk Talk Q&A on housing affordability with University of Toronto urban studies scholar Shauna Brail.

Eric Jaffe
3 Mar
Q&A

The future of public space is now arriving—beneath a busy highway

A Sidewalk Talk Q&A with urban designer Ken Greenberg on Toronto's Bentway.

Eric Jaffe
1 Jan