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CHRISTO­PHER HUME, TORONTO STAR It’s slim pickin’s in a city crowded with dailies but over­run with con­ser­va­tive scrib­blers or columnists who are just tired. The Toronto Star’s ar­chi­tec­ture and ur­ban af­fairs colum­nist, Christo

pher Hume, is the best in town. His work is well-re­searched and -writ­ten, and he’s an aes­thetic re­al­ist, un­afraid ei­ther to dream or to piss off all po­lit­i­cal camps. The Globe’s John Bar­ber would be a closer sec­ond if this one-time star weren’t guilty of suc­cumb­ing to grumpi­ness, cyn­i­cism and self-im­por­tant smug­ness. He’s still pretty im­por­tant, but not as es­sen­tial as Hume.

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