Dylan Reid

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Writing


Publications






Books

The Toronto Public Etiquette Guide (2017).

Received extensive media coverage, including on CBC Radio's Metro Morning and the Toronto Star.

Articles in Books

"Humanism and Learning", in Renaissance and Reformation, ed. James A. Patrick. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2007, pp. 582-594 (a reference set for secondary students).

"The challenges of the creative city", in The State of the Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto, eds. Alana Wilcox, Christina Palassio and Jonny Dovercourt. Toronto: Coach House Press, 2006, pp. 50-57.

"The St. George campus takes shape", in uTOpia: Towards a New Toronto, eds. Jason McBride and Alana Wilcox. Toronto: Coach House Press, 2005, pp. 78-85.


Magazine Articles (Print or online)

Whimsical Berczy Park Makes a Splash in Toronto, Azure, July 2017

"Richard Florida’s Frankenstein Moment", Literary Review of Canada, June 2017

"Three Generations of Magic Between E. Nesbit, C.S. Lewis, and Lev Grossman", Toronto Review of Books, November 3, 2015.

"Mask Panic: Past and Present", Toronto Review of Books, Issue 4, June 2012

Republished in The Toronto Review of Books: Tasting Menu, Toronto: 2013, pp. 57-62.
Also various posts for Chirograph, the Toronto Review of Books blog.

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News Media Articles

"Streets for everyone", Yonge Street, May 12, 2010.

"Car-friendly suburban streets can be deadly for pedestrians", The Toronto Star, January 20, 2010.

"A picture and a thousand words: the CCF Regina Convention of 1933", The Toronto Star, July 13, 2008.

"We will not see their like again", NOW magazine, February 28, 2008.

"Queen West test: Can area’s new historical designation stop the spread of cheap glass facades?" NOW magazine, January 10, 2008.

Story on Walk21 conference and "shared streets" concept, NOW magazine, October 11, 2007.

"My impossible walk from the airport", NOW magazine, May 24, 2007.

"Hubba-hubba: the node that moves us. Euro mobility hubs seamlessly link transit, bikes, car-sharing and pedestrians", NOW magazine, April 12, 2007.

"No place to meet: We think we're a user-friendly city, but there's no iconic site to connect", in NOW magazine, January 11, 2007.

"Jaywalk This Way", in NOW magazine, July 13, 2006.

"Stealing sunlight: we've turned our skies over to the highest bidder", in NOW magazine, May 11, 2006.

"No Feet in this Streets Plan", in NOW magazine, Feb. 2, 2006.

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Spacing

I am a senior editor and contributor to Spacing, a print magazine dedicated to public space issues in Toronto (spacing.ca).

I am also a regular contributor to the online Spacing Wire.

I have had articles in every issue, including a regular column on walking policy in Toronto. I have also written several book reviews. Here is a selection of the longer articles:

  • "Housing Toronto", Issue 39, Spring 2016
  • "Internal Tourism", Issue 35, Spring 2015
  • "The next 10 years: Urbanism's Biggest Challenges", Issue 30, Winter 2014 (10th anniversary)
  • "The Impact of Riding and Walking", Issue 29, Fall 2013
  • "Tall vs. Small", Issue 26, Winter 2013 (Tall & Small) (lead article of feature section)
  • "Urbanism for a New Century", Issue 23, Winter 2012
  • "Bless this Mess", Issue 18, Summer 2010 (noted by Utne Reader)
  • "Walk this Way", Issue 17, Spring 2010 (The Rules)
  • "Suburban Evolution", Issue 15, Summer-Fall 2009 (Suburbs) (lead article of feature section)
  • "Hogging the Road", Issue 11, Spring 2008 (The Car & the City)
  • "Street Design", Issue 8, February 2007 (Intersections)
  • "More Strut in our Walk", Issue 7, September 2006 (Municipal Election) - Part of theme section that received an Honorable Mention from the Canadian Magazine Awards for Editorial Package
  • "Port Lands, 2043" and "The Official Future", Issue 4, June 2005 (Past and Future)
  • "Right foot forward: What does Toronto need to be a great pedestrian city?", Issue 2, June 2004 (Walking) (Lead article of feature section).

Other

  • Policy Brief Summary - "Agricultural Products - Modalities" for ILEAP (International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty) (2004): Summarizing complex WTO trade negotiation dcouments and analyses for a broad audience.
  • One of my historical articles, "Measuring the Impact of Brotherhood: Robert Putnam's Making Democracy Work and Confraternal Studies" (Confraternitas 14:1, pp. 3-12) explores the connections between current research on civic engagement and similar issues in the Early Modern period (1500-1800).
  • "The Security of Freedom: A Conference on Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill," Nexus, Spring 2002 (University of Toronto Faculty of Law alumni magazine)
  • A Brief History of the Oxford University Fencing Club (32 pp. booklet, illustrations), Oxford, 1993; published on the occasion of the Club's 100th anniversary. A badly transcribed and somewhat mangled version of this text is available on the OUFC website.

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