Reporter John Bentley Mays talks to Lamb for The Globe and Mail. Lamb coined the term "podiumism" to draw attention to the Toronto planning department's insistence that buildings downtown have a certain structure:
"There's tremendous pressure from the planning department to create podiumism," Mr. Lamb told me last week at his corporate headquarters on King Street West. "You have to build a podium to your lot line, then you do a 10- or 20-foot setback, then you build a little more tower, then you do another setback. It creates the kind of wedding-cake architecture that exists in this city [and] that drives me mad."