A famous British architect, oil barons, an urban vision, and creeping liberalism all meet in Calgary’s downtown. What is the future for Cowtown?
A Tanzanian driving lesson
The leafy legacy of World War II
Capturing the essence of a city
Is Toronto being taken over by hucksters,
fauxhemians, and the “knowledge economy”?
Canada Noir: Suspicion... in St John’s!
Half of the world’s population now lives in cities. How do they make it work?
A Walrus Canada noir tale: Egregiousness... in Edmonton!
Bravo! The Special Arctic Issue (November) is a richly nuanced and varied entrée into northern life and issues.
Want to know how a city used to work? Talk to the dead
An exclusive photo gallery and essay traces the post-election violence in Kenya
Civic struggles and the public square: an appreciation
Afghanistan’s embattled country club
Canada Noir: Mayhem... in Montréal!
The failed dream of Montreal’s Habitat ‘67.
Why following the urge to buy big might not make you happy
Guy Maddin’s hometown homage
Canada Noir: Weaselly... in Winnipeg!
A Walrus Canada Noir tale: Horror... in Halifax!
Canada Noir: Vice... in Vancouver!
The appeal of the Downtown Eastside
As the debate over “the reasonable accommodation of
minority groups” indicates, diversity in Canada is troubled thing
Optimism, slowness, and why comic books still pay better than contemporary art.
Can the urban spaces handle legions of retiring boomers?