Am I paranormal? Do I see opportunities where others (for eg, the City) see nothing? Are the skeptics about government right when they charge it cannot miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity? In the three short weeks since I … Continue reading When Opportunity knocks …
As a city, we lack much experience integrating medical facilities and transit. The old Civic bus stops are way out on Carling Avenue, definitely not designed for user convenience, and co-located with year-round curbside puddles and offering free salt washes all … Continue reading A new Civic and that Trillium Connection
While people refer to the new hospital as a “building”, I think that is just convenient shorthand. It’s more likely to be a series of buildings, built over many years. The new hospital needs an organizing system, a spine. I … Continue reading Hospital Design as anatomy
The folks that run the Civic are starting to reach out to the surrounding communities (and presumably other interest groups of all sorts) to gather input as to what we want to see at the new Civic. Who am I … Continue reading New Civic Hospital site design
If I were the head of the Civic Hospital, and directing the planning for the new campus to be located to the east of the Farm, along the Carling escarpment, I think I’d be pushing for the first big building … Continue reading Who’s civic hospital vision will win out?