Chris Bateman

Freelance writer for the Globe and Mail, Spacing, and TVO. Formerly blogTO, Metro.
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Mar 13, 2019
An Old Mies For a New Toronto

No single development has transformed Toronto’s skyline quite like the Toronto-Dominion Centre. The arrival of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s twin office towers in the late 1960s signaled a dramatic and permanent change in the city’s prevailing…

Sep 17, 2018
In Toronto, Ford Nation Strikes Back

It didn’t take long at all for newly-elected Ontario premier Doug Ford to plunge Canada’s largest city into a political and constitutional crisis. Since winning a majority for the Progressive Conservative party just over three months ago, ousting the …