When it comes to parks, it’s quality that counts

When I feel stressed at work, I get outside and walk to the nearest park. I lie on my back and watch the clouds go by or sit against the trunk of a tree and read. Breathe in, breathe out. Sometimes I’m only out there for 10 or 15 minutes, but I always feel better....

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Making Magic in Thorncliffe Park

I could tell you about the TAG Café, a café and a beacon that uses food and music to bring people and vibrant culture to Thorncliffe's R.V Burgess park. I could also tell you about a community-build for the café that incorporated hand-woven panels of vibrant red,...

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A Closer Look at Ryerson’s Public Realm Plan

One of my favourite little islands of quiet green space in downtown Toronto is a hidden grassy field a one-minute brisk walk away from Yonge-Dundas Square. It’s one of those unique moments where you can be right in the thick of thousands of people with video screens...

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5 Ways to Create a more Skateable City

Skateboarding is often something we design out of our cities. We install metal bumps on concrete ledges and extra railings and barriers where they otherwise wouldn’t be needed. We put up signs with big red slashes through them. The message is clear: this space isn’t...

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2016 Pumpkin Parades

Toronto, Find Your Pumpkin Parade! Be part of a great Toronto tradition that started in Sorauren Park more than 10 years ago. This year, there are 34 Pumpkin Parades scheduled at parks across Toronto. It's a great way of stretching Halloween fun a day longer. Check...

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