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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Colin Ellard

Colin Ellard is a professor of psychology at the University of Waterloo, where he focuses on how the organization and appearance of natural and built spaces affect movement, wayfinding, emotion and physiology. His latest book is Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life (Bellevue Literary Press, 2015). Visit

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Colin Ellard


A walking tour straddles Toronto’s urban-suburban divide March 2017
My first glimpse of Toronto was from an airplane window. My family had made the bold decision to leave Mother England to make a new start and we chose Toronto for our fresh beginning. Even at the tender age of seven, I could see stark differences between my newly adopted home and the city of…