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The Changing Fate of Hockey's Oldest Arenas

Most of the original arenas have been turned into surface lots, but Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens managed an impressive rebirth.

You Are Where You Wear

The often subtle (and occasionally lucrative) art of expressing city pride, via t-shirt.

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What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

Covering Canadian Urbanism

Spacing Magazine’s Matthew Blackett on writing about and comparing Canada's cities.

Image courtesy of Tom Ryaboi

The Art of Capturing a City From a Rooftop

An interview with Toronto photographer Tom Ryaboi, who likes to capture the city from up high - way up high.


In Toronto, a Major Victory for Light Rail

The city council just defeated an effort to build subways out of the city. What's next?


Getting a Handel on Transit Crime

Some public transportation systems are using classical music to deter criminals — but does it work?

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Can Ontario Really Deliver North America's Best Smart Growth Plan?

Places to Grow is certainly ambitious. Here's a look at the successes and challenges a couple years in.


Zen and the Art of Snow Plow Maintenance

When it comes to allocating resources to remove snow, cities can often only guess and hope for the best


The 8 to 80 Problem: Designing Cities for Young and Old

How can cities create neighborhoods that work well for all generations?

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Postcard From Toronto

It's diet time for the city's mayor and other news

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A College Campus Offers a Glimpse of a Geothermal Future

Ball State University is halfway through a project that will dramatically cut its campus carbon emissions and cities are taking notice


The Geography of the Year in Music

The cities with the most singles on Pitchfork's 2011 "Best of" list


The Delusion and Deception in Megaproject Cost Estimates

Toronto's planned Crosstown light rail project looks to mitigate colossal budget overruns


The Best Metro Data Releases of 2011

There's never been a better time to be an urban researcher

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The Case for Congestion

Traffic provides cities money and robust street life - why should we do away with it?

The Future of Transit Fare Cards Is No Fare Card At All

Chicago and Philadelphia are doing away with fare cards in favor of an "open fare" system


Chart of the Day: For Pedestrians, November Is the Cruelest Month

A data expert in Toronto charts the most dangerous days for walkers

Chart of the Day: New York Housing Price Dip

The value of a home in Queens fell the most