The polyglot of St. Clair West is an unassuming person who, having a slight familiarity with a Romance language, can string together a melody of words gleaned from various languages.
We’ve been hearing a lot about the Oxford comma recently. How can that be when we’re consumed with effective hashtags and struggling to contain our communication efforts to 140 characters?
Everything and everybody is trying to tell us something. And so are we all, no matter what we’re doing. We communicate with imagery and built form, in gesture and physicality, in language both oral and textual. What are we all trying to get across?
Although some urban change is in the direction of interesting and unique, most is more like the malling of the city.
When we moved to Toronto in the mid-1960s, the transformation of the city from an Anglo enclave to a more cosmopolitan, diverse terrain was just beginning but I had to learn English.
A café gives strict instructions on how to behave while you’re there. Could it really be the type of place that once fostered tolerance and civility?
OCAD University graduating student Shubo Yang creates haunting images that express her relationship to her Canadian environment.
Stop what you’re doing and take a quick look at the positioning of your body. Is your body language appropriate for your gender presentation?
In every country in the world we encounter the intrepid sign figure. Is there a narrative through line for this character?
Murals are everywhere in Toronto. They appear under bridges, the sides of buildings, on garage doors and in other unexpected locations.