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Alex Taranu @alex_taranu Toronto, Canada

urbanist, urban designer, architect and advocate for sustainable, liveable, authentic Canadian Urbanism; founder and director @CanUrbanism

318 Following   1,213 Followers   5,246 Tweets

Joined Twitter 1/11/13


@prime_strategy_ Oh yeah, we have foxes in our backyard 5’ from the park...
6/6
2020
This chipmunk is telling me "everything will be OK"; maybe for chipmunks, I'm not so sure about humans... https://t.co/vZinSofL9m
6/3
2020
@SheilaBoudreau Is this the plant used for herbal tea? If so it is good for the heart too... @jsquaredink @RentTheChicken Oh I see, Roxie, Millie and... ??The @JunctionMarket is back! Please go to their online store to place your orders: https://t.co/MlzIXmijRc https://t.co/FhVapDXr72
Retweeted by Alex Taranu @SarahEDoucette @RentTheChicken Which one is the third? @MiroslavGlavic @PizzaPizzaLtd Wonderful anniversary, enjoy!
6/2
2020
this initiative is growing so well so to speak https://t.co/iT7CxdQq6xboy, this article and book reminds me of times first year of arch school when trying to do something like this and… https://t.co/EsCk5BXu8o @RadUrbanist don't worry, weapons are under the table... @shawnmicallef physical distancing is VERY real in nature... @drivingdotca perhaps well deserved??Boy you’d think a country that can equip every cop like a soldier could equip every doctor like a doctor
Retweeted by Alex Taranuhappy to see today High park avenue and High park all pedestrian and cycling friendly, very civilize although few m… https://t.co/hlZrwukUa6bridges are so important to build... hmm, "bridges" between communities... https://t.co/HZBUsxGpwAWe are all very grateful to Canada for receiving us, for offering us the opportunity to fulfill and accomplish our… https://t.co/6SNithfu5Y30 years ago our children arrived in Canada. Two very young kids separated from their parents for a year and a half… https://t.co/gCNqncWDhC
6/1
2020
“A leader must be a leader” https://t.co/9AqrMv2dXl
Retweeted by Alex TaranuThis has NEVER been more true — Whether we have the space to move more people, plus room for all the OTHER things t… https://t.co/lbYp5sfmiW
Retweeted by Alex Taranu @trainsongsbook @CrecyRail @alanhinkes @JonHarle1 @jslovechild @RAILMag @RailwaysToday @railexpress @SalopianLynehttps://t.co/HRwNtYFQzh
5/31
2020
@brent_bellamy @CBCManitoba Making pens... overseas? Doesn’t make any sense... @_woodhead Best is to replace it with a garden, lawns are wasteful artificial landscapesI’m not sure how many are enjoying the Celebration Day video on @YouTube thanks @ledzeppelin for this gift for toug… https://t.co/OajGS8DBQ2Great work and amazing legacy looking forward for the next... https://t.co/HtAoY5avgC
5/30
2020
... also similarities with maps from years ago indicating higher rates of health issues (obesity, diabetes, heart i… https://t.co/3ia2sqZWUWOnly today saw the map of Covid 19 cases in Toronto https://t.co/DtjbW0Gp0C - striking similarity with Montreal and… https://t.co/6tkVXVO1kiDo we need more reasons for trees? https://t.co/RJORs0VzE3
5/28
2020
@DougSaunders hmm, I wonder what meaning of "stock" are they referring to... @brent_bellamy yeah but what about guns? @JasonThorne_RPP gorgeous... still there?? @JasonThorne_RPP They should be part of the too often forgotten "art of engineering" but you don't have to spend fo… https://t.co/Sii8jtSkUD @chrisjamesdrew they are a joy and enliven work from home days. I was always so happy to see them in June from our… https://t.co/HQ0QFfTr9u
5/26
2020
@mireillem10 love the hashtagthere was a lot of road widening in those times.... https://t.co/ymlZQDzQjl @alexbozikovic @DougSaunders beyond politics it didn't work so well. It didn't work for the ROM, it ended up just a… https://t.co/jfy7oqJKVwWho needs an SUV? https://t.co/8PUt5p8CyS
Retweeted by Alex Taranu @RDStewart123 @fordnation what a b...sht @kemosite @Sean_Hertel I wish there will be many of you showing that it can be done.... :<(((===most people were civilized too other than those using highly polluting (and frankly stinking) boats often with loud… https://t.co/KWssLuqhL3what a wonderful city we live in with nature so close! I had some beautiful encounters today while kayaking on the… https://t.co/PW3ow47Pzh @lloydalter @buttermilk1 @TheWarOnCars not just any car but a BIG and frightening car to keep YOUR germs away! A tank hopefully! @joemihevc More ‘good government’ that isTo rebuild the economy after COVID-19, we'll need more government, not less: Jim Stanford | CBC Radio https://t.co/2X28XpwkgS
Retweeted by Alex Taranu @Sean_Hertel Really? Just ask @kemositeCan’t agree more https://t.co/nOmQoFykqp
5/23
2020
@C_Mulroney @fordnation How new and innovative approach! It seems that the new is very much the same as the old...… https://t.co/R0WmPcT2xq @Markus_Moos This is in lieu of GO service expansion???
5/22
2020
I'm not usually tweeting about music but just finished to watch the Eddy and it has great music reflecting contempo… https://t.co/Ew3t3IsH2J
5/18
2020
Excellent example of green infrastructure and low impact development in urban open space context https://t.co/n6PmUDINdM“Cities are good for our health and remain so, even amid the threat of COVID-19. Now is the time for Americans to i… https://t.co/DlNisCHx20
Retweeted by Alex Taranu @BriceDavidson This is just the 120 year old garden city concept and resulted in sprawl! Localism should mean somet… https://t.co/nzzsq2cqjR @michaelgeller Saw this trend here too. Unfortunately this often results in lack of amenities and concentration of… https://t.co/CTnG27lRAY @Fleischmarket Unfortunately there are too many examples like thisCities that rely on trendy shopping and foodies for downtown revitalization will likely struggle. So we need to cr… https://t.co/RtKsjchB99
Retweeted by Alex TaranuThe city of the future is only going to be greener and affordable to all if we make it so. Fortunately it seems inc… https://t.co/BJoSYpEhHz
Retweeted by Alex TaranuCongratulations Sean glad to see an urban designer in regional planning https://t.co/dY1xF0YUGu @KalenAnderson You’re brave!Downtown Toronto. Lakeshore Blvd. 'Open Space for People.' People given priority over cars. This. This is the th… https://t.co/sVpVetfcgR
Retweeted by Alex TaranuSame hope for many cities https://t.co/QMfE7xVgo4
5/17
2020
I'm so proud of the country of my origin. The amazing response of Slovakians made it so much easier for me while li… https://t.co/gnmvCk3sFJ
Retweeted by Alex Taranu @alexbozikovic Boomtown city as the 1969 book was calling it. Unfortunately it is taking more than 50 years to fix… https://t.co/NrVSvvBRBb
5/16
2020
@Sean_Hertel Life’s great pleasures... @KalenAnderson Cheers!Another one: long forgotten brutalist Court House (survived only 20 years or so...): https://t.co/FPdbKkXUI1Brampton's (or rather Bramalea's) modernist heritage: Welcome village: Renovated complex at 800 Clark Blvd. is just… https://t.co/Y7qeRqgHJp
5/15
2020
@JasonThorne_RPP is that the Lister block painted black in the foreground?My husband purchased a world map...gave me a dart and said "throw this and wherever it lands I'm taking you for a h… https://t.co/vQd45Wo85l
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5/14
2020
@MarkSterling111 @alexbozikovic @WTJHS @arconserve @BHN_cn started to map some of the more or less "mysteries" of t… https://t.co/TYqSLdzFtYFeeling extra large? Get fit & silly in just 12 steps! @montypython #sillywalk #MondayMotivation https://t.co/fFIGlbxxtu
Retweeted by Alex Taranu @chrisjamesdrew @TORailwayMuseum @AMAwithAMA @joe_cressy @AlexanderGlista @c_balestri would love to take part in so… https://t.co/eXmIt9eoSh @DougWhillans Wow, looks amazing... but watch the carrots....
5/13
2020
I would add also the opportunities for the "restoration" economy, local, intensive vs extensiveexcellent article with great thoughts about reviving Main Street, access to local services (including health), "dec… https://t.co/dklbdli9lL @MrAndrewCotter Beautiful, I wonder how this will work with cats.... or even better.. parrots?2/2 “I think architects, having abrogated the role of designing cities, are to blame for the cities that we have, w… https://t.co/vqanKLIdVI1/2 Another great one passes away - excellent article by @paulgoldberger in @nytimes: https://t.co/XUH9vK9INS with… https://t.co/VLMtL5cp8iWonderful brickwork @humbercollege Lakeshore campus - high could cover let is show without deep shadows between the… https://t.co/qdkFSinGsh @johnsteil did you turn them around??? :<))))=great quote from Markson on Market Square: “There’s an inner space for the people that live there, and ... there’s… https://t.co/2xE5Gixxvn1/2 Great article by David Sisam in @CdnArch about new book on prominent Toronto architect Jerome Markson:… https://t.co/2RX81oQKu2
5/12
2020
St Lawrence is a landmark @CanUrbanism neighbourhood and the best demonstration for truly resilient and complete co… https://t.co/ZtLi3jQq04Hey, everyone! A couple reminders for you on this chilly morning. One, Toronto is beautiful. Two, get your order in… https://t.co/o2RYgnuFWn
Retweeted by Alex Taranu @RAILMag I understand the conversion but we are SO behind... @DavidColetto @fordnation @jjhorgan @WineGrowersCA My favourite is @Tawse_Winery but that's a lot for us + prefer to visit when possibleWhat’s so great about being a Guardian? It’s more than a job. It’s a connection with the land, with culture, and ot… https://t.co/K1nUqjPTy5
Retweeted by Alex Taranu @Markus_Moos @calandamountain Thx now I need to sharpen my GermanAccess to open space and nature essential, a right https://t.co/DdHR81AJKcDefinitely https://t.co/0NZwjLaGeh @JasonThorne_RPP No crawling for some time Other than under the kitchen table perhaps but that's challenging for some... :-) @moore_oliver The toaster dilemma @greg_shill @moore_oliver That's something acceptable but tearing them down is still preferable...Beautiful! Look Ma, no black! I guess they realized the huge heat gain... :-) https://t.co/c0S1703EOF @SRuhle Better idea is to support local stores @SRuhle Why?It was time, hope it goes ahead https://t.co/cCUTrBEqaU @g_meslin Interesting and bold idea of missing middle @DiamondSchmitt @UofT @uoftlibraries @SmithAndersen BeautifulGreat idea https://t.co/bzxtzGFudhMidnight Oil https://t.co/Zvw7CM1oMf
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5/9
2020
What do you think @Glen4Climate @DougSaunders @BhutilaKarpoche ? https://t.co/zv5sYtIMBS
5/8
2020

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