Shaping VI: In 21st Century Toronto, There is Momentum

By Charles A. Birnbaum, Huffington Post
May 29, 2013

If you want to see why cities are centers of energy, look at the remarkable transformation underway in Toronto (and avoid the sideshow involving the embattled current mayor). Canada’s largest city, which recently surpassed Chicago to become North America’s fourth most populous, is amid the most ambitious level of development in generations. Moreover, landscape architecture, often the last and frequently underfunded component in development projects, is leading the charge in places like the city’s Waterfront district with innovative and inspiring new work by Claude Cormier + Associés, West 8, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and others. More …