Ontario

Since the July 2013 derailment and explosion of an oil train in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec* killed 47, Canada has contributed C$155 million toward the rebuilding effort because the railroad's insurance was insufficient.
5 days ago   The Wall Street Journal - Business
An installment from Spacing's "Cities for People" series makes the case for tactical urbanism as a supplement to professional practice.
Jan 29, 2015   Spacing
An image comparing the present day with Toronto from only 13 years ago has some comparing the Canadian city to New York in the 1920s.
Jan 20, 2015   National Post
Jennifer Keesmaat, chief planner and executive director for the city of Toronto, shares tips for how to create safe, fun environments for children.
Jan 7, 2015   Active for Life
The beginning of 2015 saw changes to Toronto's building code that will allow wood construction up to 6 stories. Supporters of the code change see multiple potential benefits from the code change.
Jan 5, 2015   Metro News
A small town in Northern Ontario, Canada, annually gives its parking meter revenues over a two-week period to a fund providing aid for low income families over the holidays.
Dec 4, 2014   The Kapuskasing Times
While mobile food markets can bring healthy produce to neighborhoods without grocery stores, their current model for driving food around cities is not financially sustainable.
Dec 4, 2014   Fast Co.Exist
Toronto will begin rolling out a program to narrow traffic lanes on the city's streets. The new lane policy, recently completed, was in the works for the past year.
Nov 28, 2014   The Globe and Mail
In light of August's drinking water catastrophe in Toledo, Ohio, Great Lakes mayors gathered this week to call for policy action to protect water resources round the Great Lakes.
Sep 25, 2014   Chicago Tribune
Nour Aoude examines the planning efforts behind Ottawa's new Confederation light rail line, which will replace sections of the over-used Transitway bus rapid transit line.
Aug 31, 2014   Global Site Plans
Chicago's Metra commuter rail service has a big problem on its hands: Distressed people are resorting to using train tracks to end their lives at a higher rate than in other major cities. Would partnering with a suicide-hotline agency stem the tide?
Aug 30, 2014   Governing