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Postcards of Expo 67 in Montreal found on Toronto’s Queen Street

This image represents a new seniors-oriented subdivision. The blue ring indicates seniors housing, the orange circle is a shared space with possibly a small commercial function. The green represents family and walk up residences with room at each end for yards. The black lines are pathways connecting to the wider community.

This image represents a new seniors-oriented subdivision. The blue ring indicates seniors housing, the orange circle is a shared space with possibly a small commercial function. The green represents family and walk up residences with room at each end for yards. The black lines are pathways connecting to the wider community.

Plan showing proposed uses for a linear park north of downtown Toronto. Created as part of the Greenline competition (not submitted).

Plan showing proposed uses for a linear park north of downtown Toronto. Created as part of the Greenline competition (not submitted).

Detailed sketch of the Scarborough Town Centre in suburban Toronto, Canada. This includes the Civic Centre masterpiece designed by Raymond Moriyama. The `Town Centre`is unique for having preserved its woodlots around the urbanized core from its days as an agricultural towbship.

Detailed sketch of the Scarborough Town Centre in suburban Toronto, Canada. This includes the Civic Centre masterpiece designed by Raymond Moriyama. The `Town Centre`is unique for having preserved its woodlots around the urbanized core from its days as an agricultural towbship.

This is a look at Somerville, Massachusetts` Union Square area - the site of a new Green Line stop in the near future. I analyzed the surrounding area and showed how the block containing the new station to the north of the tracks breaks into three parts. The third most north section could be home to a New Forest while the middle section could be an important public space. Plans are in the works for an apartment building on the site so the public or performance space could be carved out of a nearby lot. Notice the eastern side of the train station and the need for linkages through the existing blocks. 

Replanning this Somerville neighbourhood is part of a larger initiative called Somerville-by-Design. To learn more about the Green Line Extension click here.