Ontario

October 21, 2008, 8am PDT
This column looks at the NIMBY-minded attitude of one couple that has been fighting to prevent a bus line from coming into their neighborhood.
The Toronto Star
October 9, 2008, 6am PDT
As Toronto's heritage buildings fall to disrepair, new condominiums are slated to go up in their stead, prompting outcry from preservationists.
Toronto Star
October 8, 2008, 1pm PDT
John Barber laments cities' tendency to (rightfully) favor environmental consciousness over aestheticism. Low-carbon street lighting is the latest eco-trend to retrofit, and potentially blight, the streets of Toronto.
The Globe and Mail
October 8, 2008, 10am PDT
Ottawa's high-tech sector has burgeoned. More of its residents are employed in fields of engineering and science than in any other Canadian city, making it a high-tech hotbed not unlike those of the U.S.
New Geography
October 8, 2008, 7am PDT
Recognizing a need for formal cooperation between the regions in the middle of North America, the author of this article calls for a North American Central Economic Region.
New Geography
September 28, 2008, 11am PDT
This column from the <em>Globe and Mail</em> expresses some common frustrations with a slow-moving regional transportation plan.
Globe and Mail
September 19, 2008, 9am PDT
Toronto is swimming in high-rise construction, with the second highest rate in the world. Some say this shift to the urban core spells the end of sprawl in Toronto.
Globe and Mail
September 5, 2008, 7am PDT
Toronto is considering a broad new plan to encourage higher density.
The Globe and Mail
September 4, 2008, 11am PDT
The City of Toronto and Ontario's transportation agency Metrolinx are offering competing long term transportation plans for the Toronto region.
The Globe and Mail
September 1, 2008, 1pm PDT
Sewage issues in Ottawa are bringing attention to the significant infrastructure problems associated with sprawl.
The Ottawa Citizen
August 12, 2008, 5am PDT
A massive explosion at a propane dealer in Toronto is leading to questions as to how such a facility could ever have been located so close to a residential area.
The Globe and Mail
August 1, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Christopher Hume argues that Toronto's planners, in planning for easy vehicle access to the revitalizing waterfront, will be harming it as a pedestrian environment.</p>
The Toronto Star
July 21, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Later this summer residents in the Province of Ontario will be able to plug in their homes to a new source of electrical power: biogas derived from cow manure.</p>
The Globe & Mail
July 20, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Guerrilla gardening- planting flowers and edibles in untended pockets of cities- is a growing phenomenon. This article looks at a group of Toronto residents who've turned ugly medians into lush gardens.</p>
CTV Toronto
July 12, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>'Fringe Benefits: Cosmopolitan Dynamics of a Multicultural City' is the name of an exhibit open now at the Design Exchange in Toronto. Urban designer Ian Chodikoff explains his inspiration for the show.</p>
The Globe and Mail
June 30, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Cops in Toronto catch a criminal through GIS plotting, and reporter Sara Barbour takes us on a tour of other unusual new applications of GIS.</p>
Miller/McCune
June 25, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Toronto's Metrolink brings together city and transportation planners to brainstorm the transit of the future.</p>
The Toronto Star
June 18, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>This column from the <em>Toronto Star</em> argues that Toronto needs to take at least a few lessons from Vancouver if it wants to improve its planning.</p>
The Toronto Star
June 2, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Dimitri Roussopoulos of Urban Ecology and Capital Councillor Clive Doucet make the case that city planning in Ottawa ignores the smart growth plan in place, is driven by economics, and is not in the best interest of communities.</p>
The Ottawa Citizen
June 2, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Oshawa, Ontario residents have noticed a suspicious substance leaking into their community. Development next to the former landfill almost didn't happen because city planners worried about this very possibility.</p>
durhamregion.com