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