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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

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…