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Ward 7 News: Star columnist visits Calgary

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Christopher Hume, National Newspaper award winner, urban affairs and architecture critic for the Toronto Star, visited Calgary in March to speak about Transit and City Building. Alderman Druh Farrell hosted a public discussion, “Let’s Talk Transit” with Christopher, Toronto Councillor Karen Stintz, and Calgary Transit’s Doug Morgan.

While in Calgary, Christopher spoke with Druh about the Peace Bridge and other award-winning urban architecture that’s starting to find its way into Calgary. After his visit, Christopher wrote an excellent article in the Toronto Star, ‘Like Toronto, City of Calgary struggles to become more urban’ . Hume, whose perspective from outside Calgary is always an interesting read, has contemplated Calgary in his column before, with ‘Calgary yearns for what Toronto squanders – its urbanity’ in late 2012.


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