Area of ExpertiseArchitecture and urbanism
Alex Bozikovic has been the Architecture Critic for The Globe and Mail since 2013. He covers architecture, planning, landscape architecture and related subjects ranging from the details of the physical city to housing policy. He also writes occasionally on Toronto and Ontario politics.
His book 305 Lost Buildings of Canada (written with Raymond Biesinger, 2022) was a national bestseller that unpacks the social and architectural history of cities across the country.
House Divided (2019), for which he was an editor, catalyzed a conversation in Toronto and across Canada about the state of city planning.
His first book, Toronto Architecture: A City Guide (2017) was a new edition of the definitive guide to buildings in Toronto, first written by the late Patricia McHugh. Alex brings a deep understanding of Toronto's past and of architectural history.
A leading national voice on architecture and city planning, he has been a keynote speaker, design juror or visiting critic for organizations across the country including the Ontario Association of Architects, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, and the cities of Calgary, Hamilton and Toronto. Alex has been a consistent advocate for intensification within cities, for social, economic and environmental reasons.
Why did you become a journalist?
To build the public's understanding of design and urbanism, in order to bring beauty, sustainability and equity to the built world.
Years in Journalism
Bachelor of Arts; Master of Arts, University of Toronto
Honours & Awards
2019 President’s Medal for Media in Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada