Simon Lewsen does long-form journalism and criticism for The Globe and Mail and The Walrus, and he writes regularly on architecture and design for Azure, Designlines, and Globe Real Estate. He teaches writing at the University of Toronto.
When the parking lot gates were shut ten years ago, Rowntree Mills Park became an urban wilderness. The fight to reopen it has divided a community and raises the question: how public is a public park?
In virtually every culture, people connect over food. To be deprived of food is to be alienated from social life.
A baby boom’s coming to Toronto’s high-rise communities, but are they built for healthy family life?
As a counsellor, Ahmed Haider saw the way lack of meaningful work affected his clients. Then he lost his job.