Ontario

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
May 7, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Planning has become too much like a court case, with two sides and one winner. According to columnist Christopher Hume, this adversarial nature must be changed.</p>
The Toronto Star
April 30, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A transportation official in Toronto is hoping to convince colleagues that the system should allow advertisers to buy naming rights for transit stops in the city as a way of increasing revenue, but many remain opposed.</p>
The Ottawa Citizen
April 23, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>City Hall in Windsor and the provincial government of Ontario are following the wrong path to revitalization, argue the creators of an influential website called Scaledown Windsor, who think Canada's 'motor city' needs to be reinvented.</p>
The Globe and Mail
April 14, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A new report praises Ontario's greenbelt - 11 times the size of Toronto - as a model for urban growth control.</p>
The Globe & Mail
April 12, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Short on funding, Toronto's waterfront parks agency is considering a plan to sell the naming rights to the park's amenities, allowing corporate sponsors to add their name to such public features as walkways and play areas.</p>
The Canadian Press
April 11, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Rural communities in Ottawa are being wiped out as urban trends take over the minds of developers and consumers. Rural residents are looking at ways to preserve the character of their communities.</p>
The Ottawa Citizen