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Why Concrete is Better

Asphalt Roads versus Concrete Roads … what is better long term? There is no easy way to answer this question; it depends on the climate the roads are subjected to, the traffic volumes, the maintenance contracts, etc. But yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a seminar that shifted my preference to concrete roads. What […]

How many potholes did you drive/bike over today?

Toronto’s roads look like Swiss cheese these days. It seems like the city is in a losing battle with the war on potholes. Between freeze-thaw cycles, increased road traffic, and the salt applications it is no wonder the streets of Toronto are falling apart. Facts on Potholes in Toronto It costs about $25 to repair […]

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

I wrote a book review for a class I’m taking and decided to post it on my blog as well (you can find it here). The book was amazing. Jane Jacobs helped to shape Toronto to who it is today – full of character, full of life, and full of interesting people and places. Her […]