BEST DAILY NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST
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.