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Waterfront ReConnect

January 5, 2022

The Gardiner Expressway is, and will remain, a major artery in and out of Toronto. The elevated portion of the Expressway stretches some 6.5km through the heart of the City, across the entire length of the downtown. From a regional perspective, the Gardiner represents an essential connection between the sprawling communities of the Greater Golden […]

Pulse Topology

September 14, 2021

Pulse Topology uses 3,000 lights to create a landscape that reacts in real-time to the pulse of visitors’ heartbeats in the interior of the space of the under-Gardiner area of Exhibition Place.

Digital and/as Public Space

May 25, 2021

COVID has produced the greatest big tech experiment of our time, driving everything – from education to cultural programming, health and wellness to social interaction – online. It seems likely that this newfound dependence on the digital realm is here to stay, and that public life post-COVID will continue to move back and forth between […]

One year later… It's ALL (Still) Right Now

March 11, 2021

March 2021 marks one year of COVID-19. One year of lockdowns. One year of Zoom parties. One year of physical distancing, masks, remote working, parents under strain, and the unchanging everyday of the pandemic. One year where stark social inequities have been magnified for all to see. We are taking this opportunity to look back […]

2021 Public Space Fellowship

January 13, 2021

Gelila Mekonnen and Nahomi Amberber joined our Safe in Public Space initiative, interrogating the meaning of public safety during a global pandemic and heightened focus on anti-Black racism. As emerging professionals in public health and urban planning, the Fellows helped shape editorial content and community engagement, while conducting independent research.

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