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Storytelling, Jane's Walk, and Scarborough's Wishing Well Acres

Every place has a story.

That was the takeaway when I began looking into the past and present of Wishing Well Acres in northwestern Scarborough. That same takeaway was reaffirmed after hosting my first Jane’s Walk on May 8th, 2016: … 989 more words

Neighbourhoods

Brampton’s Etobicoke Creek: floods, concrete, and new public spaces

Over at Spacing, I wrote about a recent Jane’s Walk that I led on Downtown Brampton and Etobicoke Creek.

Until a concrete diversion channel was built in the 1950s, Downtown Brampton would regularly flood as it was built right on top of the creek. 335 more words

Brampton

Drudging Up/Down The Dross

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE MOST CYNICALLY DEPRESSING THING I’VE WRITTEN AND IS MEANT TO BE THE ANTITHESIS OF THE TYPICAL CITY BUILDING PIECE DESIGNED TO FOCUS ON THE POSITIVES OF MISSISSAUGA. 1,847 more words

Mississauga

The Dross Walk

Last week I wrote that I drove to Mississauga to attend Stephen Caulfield’s Dross Walk, but that I got the date wrong so did my own little Jane’s Walk around the Absolute Towers and Cooksville Creek… 989 more words

Square One's Changing Skyline

When I first heard there was a Jane’s Walk in Square One’s City Centre area, I was sceptical that it would generate any excitement or relevant topics of discussion. 1,818 more words

Mississauga

Jane's Walk: Brutal Ottawa

Architecture’s concrete utopias

Walking tour given as part of Jane’s Walk Ottawa-Gatineau, May 8 2016
(abridged version of Ottawa (de)tours Brutalism walk)

It has been said that brutalist architecture is “unloved but not unlovely.”  Beyond the monolithic, opaque, concrete façades are buildings filled with drama, mystery, and strong civic focus. 145 more words

Walks & Talks

Upcoming Chain Works Events May 7th

Neighbors are invited to the May 7, 2016 South Hill Civic Association (SHCA) meeting for a discussion on the Chain Works District project. The meeting will be from 9am to 11am at the Chain Works District project office on the Ithaca Commons (133 East State St). 54 more words

Meeting