Ontario

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
April 9, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>By requiring a minimum height of at least two stories, cities could force big boxes to redesign their buildings into more urban friendly forms.</p>
The Toronto Star
April 7, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Like so many drug and crime infested neighborhoods in cities everywhere, ideas abound for fixing the Jane and Fitch neighborhood in Toronto. But will any of them work?</p>
Toronto Sun
March 24, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Critic Christopher Hume bemoans the destruction of historic homes in Toronto to make way for new residential condo towers.</p>
The Toronto Star
March 19, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>After a recent shooting death in Toronto, one writer lays the blame for urban violence on city planners.</p>
The National Post
March 12, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Plans were recently announced for a $4 billion revamping and extension of the public transportation system in Ottawa.</p>
Daily Commercial News and Construction Record
March 11, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Poor planning is allowing uncontrolled and rapid gentrification to destroy Toronto's Liberty Village neighborhood, according to this article from <em>The Toronto Star</em>.</p>
The Toronto Star
March 10, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Officials in Toronto have announced plans to densify the city's waterfront with a redevelopment effort that stands to create high rises along the lakefront.</p>
Toronto Sun
March 10, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This editorial argues that cities should build transit the way they used to build cathedrals: with a long-term mindset from the start.</p>
The Ottawa Citizen