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play a lively and essential role in the social and intellectual fabric of rural Ontario - and
the urban could not exist without the rural - the smell of horses is not part of Toronto's
smell-scape nearly as much as it used to be.
Directly across from the Horse Palace, another annual festival takes place. Once a
year, since 1986, herds of race cars drive into the city for the Toronto Indy. The area
stinks of burning fossil fuels and rubber.
I imagine in 2081 (95 years since the Indy's inauguration; the temporal equivalent of
visiting the Horse Palace today), people will still come from far and wide to the annual
race. Being there, they will be smelling back to the era when Toronto was filled with
noxious, heavy, grey effluent spewing from tailpipes. As they leave to go home, they
will notice a contrast in the air: a freshness wafting off nearby trees and green roofs,
and an invigorating wind blowing in off Lake Ontario. I hope they will feel relieved to
know they live in an age when cities are filled with clean, healthy air.
JONATHAN SILVER is a speaker, educator, researcher, writer, urban interventionist and down-to-earth
philosopher. He's interested in how places and objects can be improved by designing them to
accommodate our senses. To that end, he leads blindfolded walking tours and living architecture tours.

THE MICRO-VILLAGE
by BILL BIRDSELL OAA, FRAIC

here is a small group of buildings that I walk to a couple of mornings each
week. It keeps me in touch with the history of my small city and reminds me
that, in this age of "alternate facts," there is still authenticity to be found
in old buildings.
My route takes me down the street from my house to the café in the public
square for an espresso. Then, it's on to a narrow street that was once a movie stand-in
for an "occupied Second World War European village." The vista is terminated at the
end of the street by the spire and carillon of my local church. The mixture of materials - limestone, red brick, buff brick, sandstone, slate roofs and fresh yellow-green
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2017

Message from the Board
Introduction to The Right Angle Journal
Places
Allied Arts & Professions: Light-Colour-Darkness
Index to Advertisers
Locations
The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2017 - Intro
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The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2017 - Message from the Board
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The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2017 - Introduction to The Right Angle Journal
The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2017 - Places
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The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2017 - Allied Arts & Professions: Light-Colour-Darkness
The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2017 - Index to Advertisers
The Right Angle Journal - Fall 2017 - Locations
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