Category Archives: Urban planning

The Queensway Visionaries, retailer profiles

Independent retailers and restauranteurs are remaking The Queensway into a residential “main street,” and a destination in and of itself. Today, The Queensway’s renewed vigour has attracted a growing number of independent merchants and restauranteurs. They have created a new

The Queensway Visionaries, retailer profiles

Independent retailers and restauranteurs are remaking The Queensway into a residential “main street,” and a destination in and of itself. Today, The Queensway’s renewed vigour has attracted a growing number of independent merchants and restauranteurs. They have created a new

La Shed Turns a Corner Store Into Its Hip HQ

A young architecture firm brings vibrancy to a Montreal neighbourhood in flux by setting up shop in an old dépanneur.  La Shed is known for subverting convention. The Montreal architecture firm’s street-level office, in a former general store (circa 1890), is typical of the cheek that

La Shed Turns a Corner Store Into Its Hip HQ

A young architecture firm brings vibrancy to a Montreal neighbourhood in flux by setting up shop in an old dépanneur.  La Shed is known for subverting convention. The Montreal architecture firm’s street-level office, in a former general store (circa 1890), is typical of the cheek that

LittleBits Electronics Gets a New York Pop-Up

Designed by Montreal studios SSSVLL and Daily tours les jours, the LittleBits pop-up shop in New York lets imaginations run wild. “Inventions to stay and inventions to go” is the concept for LittleBits Store, the first retail venture for the wildly popular

LittleBits Electronics Gets a New York Pop-Up

Designed by Montreal studios SSSVLL and Daily tours les jours, the LittleBits pop-up shop in New York lets imaginations run wild. “Inventions to stay and inventions to go” is the concept for LittleBits Store, the first retail venture for the wildly popular

Montréal

In late 1999, Montréal was crowned North America’s most bike-friendly city by Bike Magazine. Yet, for Montréal’s commuter cyclists, something didn’t add up. Their daily journeys were harrowing experiences – punctuated by extreme weather conditions, race-crazed drivers, parked-car “door prizes,”

Montréal

In late 1999, Montréal was crowned North America’s most bike-friendly city by Bike Magazine. Yet, for Montréal’s commuter cyclists, something didn’t add up. Their daily journeys were harrowing experiences – punctuated by extreme weather conditions, race-crazed drivers, parked-car “door prizes,”

St. Laurent is brilliant, but is it art?

The Société de développement du boulevard Saint-Laurent sidestepped any holiday controversy this year by flipping the switch on 65 energy-efficient LED installations attached to lampposts between Sherbrooke St. and Mt. Royal Av. Instead of the usual, overplayed holiday symbols, they

St. Laurent is brilliant, but is it art?

The Société de développement du boulevard Saint-Laurent sidestepped any holiday controversy this year by flipping the switch on 65 energy-efficient LED installations attached to lampposts between Sherbrooke St. and Mt. Royal Av. Instead of the usual, overplayed holiday symbols, they

Le shopping, it rocks!

After years in the doldrums, Quebec City’s coolest ‘hood is back as a shopping hot spot, without losing its boho charm. Quebec City can seem frozen in time, nowhere more so than in the hsitoric Haute- and Basse-Villes, whose shops

Le shopping, it rocks!

After years in the doldrums, Quebec City’s coolest ‘hood is back as a shopping hot spot, without losing its boho charm. Quebec City can seem frozen in time, nowhere more so than in the hsitoric Haute- and Basse-Villes, whose shops

The Montreal phenomenon

Montreal architects are becoming more and more prevalent on the Toronto development scene. What do they see in their cross border travels, and is the Queen City really ready for them? “Allez vers l’ouest,” Montrealers. “Montreal and Toronto’s film festivals have

The Montreal phenomenon

Montreal architects are becoming more and more prevalent on the Toronto development scene. What do they see in their cross border travels, and is the Queen City really ready for them? “Allez vers l’ouest,” Montrealers. “Montreal and Toronto’s film festivals have