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Bahar Orang, Gabriel Quigley and cheyanne turions For a period of one month, beginning on 27 February 2015, teaching assistants at the University of Toronto were on strike. Advocating for fairer funding packages, hundreds of students took to the streets of the city in an attempt to better their working and schooling conditions. Written collectively...
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We Are Cities Action Agenda!

Did you participate in a We Are Cities roundtable or contribute to the online discussion forum last year? The teams at Evergreen CityWorks and the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre have distilled the hundreds of fantastic ideas brought forth, identifying commonalities and areas that are primed for local and national action. Click here to download the...
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Bringing laneways to life: a recap of Toronto’s “Laneway Confessions”

When we think about a city’s public spaces, what comes to mind? Parks? Public squares? Neighbourhood meeting places like a library or cafe? We don’t necessarily think about the narrow spaces that parallel our main streets – the laneways that often serve as the city’s “backspaces”, holding garbage and recycling bins, used as transportation shortcuts...
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Articles from SPACING

Weekly feature blogs produced by our partner, Spacing, the Canadian urbanist magazine

Investing in Cycling in Scarborough

This post by Marvin Macaraig, Ph.D., is part of Spacing’s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Marvin is the Scarborough Cycles Project Coordinator at the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, a project of Clean Air Partnership. Scarborough Cycles is funded by the Metcalf Foundation’s Cycle City program, […]

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Porch Parade

Summer is the time to get outdoors, and in the same spirit as the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London’s Hyde Park, the City of Vancouver has once again closed Robson between Hornby and Howe Streets in front of the south steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery, to examine the notion of public space in the heart […]

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Rolling Youth into Toronto’s Bicycle Renaissance

This post by Jeffrey Trieu is part of Spacing‘s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Find out more about the think tank, and the series, here. With countless community events being hosted from May 25th to June 25th, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is anticipating Bike […]

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