Books tagged: Urban

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Occasional Works and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture

By Lisa Robertson

What if there is no ‘space,’ only a permanent, slow-motion mystic takeover, an implausibly careening awning? Nothing is utopian. Everything wants to be. Soft Architects face the reaching middle.

If architecture is the language of concrete and steel, then Soft Architecture ... Read more

Reclaiming Hamilton

Edited by Paul Weinberg

Hamilton has been called many things over the years, some positive – the Ambitious City, Steeltown – some not so much – the armpit of Ontario. But the city has endured it all and continues on, undaunted. In this wide-ranging collection of essays editor Paul Weinberg has ... Read more

Some Great Idea

By Edward Keenan

Since 2010, Toronto's headlines have been consumed by the outrageous personal foibles and government-slashing, anti-urbanist policies of Mayor Rob Ford. But the heated debate at City Hall has obscured a bigger, decade-long narrative of Toronto's ascendance as a mature global ... Read more

State of the Arts, The

Edited by Alana Wilcox & Christina Palassio

City Hall proclaimed 2006 the Year of Creativity. ‘Live With Culture’ banners flap over the city. And across the city, donors are ponying up millions for the ROM and the AGO. Culture’s never had it so good. Right?

The State of the Arts explores the Toronto arts scene from ... Read more

Stroll

By Shawn Micallef
By (artist) Marlena Zuber
Illustrated by Marlena Zuber

What is the 'Toronto look'? Glass skyscrapers rise beside Victorian homes, and Brutalist apartment buildings often mark the edge of leafy ravines, creating a city of contrasts whose architectural look can only be defined by telling the story of how it came together and how it ... Read more

Tango on the Main

By Joe Fiorito

In this award-winning collection from his Montreal Gazette city columns, Joe Fiorito reveals the true heart and soul of a large city. He walks the streets, meeting and talking to the people who make the city tick, but never make the front-page news. In Tango on the Main he introduces ... Read more

The Edible City

Edited by Christina Palassio & Alana Wilcox

If a city is its people, and its people are what they eat, then shouldn’t food play a larger role in our dialogue about how and where we live? The food of a metropolis is essential to its character. Native plants, proximity to farmland, the locations of supermarkets, immigration, ... Read more

The Fruitful City

By Helena Moncrieff

 

Nominated for the 2019 Heritage Toronto Book Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

“Moncrieff eloquently reminds readers of the bounty and beauty that surround them.” —Publishers Weekly

Examining the roots and fruits of the urban foodscape

Our cities ... Read more