Ontario

February 2, 2008, 9am PST
<p>London, Ontario's new urban designer describes and debunks some common misconceptions about urban design.</p>
London (Ontario) Free Press
January 15, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Richard Florida tours the University of Toronto and finds that its seamless "organic" integration with downtown Toronto makes it a unique "town-gown" success story.</p>
The Globe & Mail
January 5, 2008, 9am PST
<p>A visit to Toronto -- Canada's largest city -- reveals what urban life can and should be, writes Olga Bonfiglio.</p>
CommonDreams
January 4, 2008, 6am PST
The team chosen to redesign Toronto's waterfront has plans for updating the area with a better balance of car and foot traffic. Architecture critic Christopher Hume looks at the plans as a model of development the rest of the city should follow.
The Toronto Star
December 26, 2007, 6am PST
<p>Can Hamilton, Ontario -- a city notorious for its pollution and smokestacks -- turn itself around to become an environmental leader in energy conservation? Yes, says, Daniel Lerch, author of "Post Carbon Cities".</p>
Hamilton Spectator
December 12, 2007, 5am PST
<p>In Toronto, planners have unveiled a street design that separates a planned streetcar line from auto traffic, bike lanes, and parking. Many are calling it a first for the city -- making the street decidedly transit- and pedestrian-friendly.</p>
The Toronto Star
December 11, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Thanks to a series of "lousy" public policy decisions, Ottawa - Canada's national capital - is growing increasingly dysfunctional, writes Jeffrey Simpson.</p>
The Globe & Mail
November 19, 2007, 7am PST
<p>The daylight savings time change earlier this month has been blamed for a rash of pedestrian deaths and injuries from car collisions in Toronto. The city is looking to police to step up enforcement to cut down the number of injuries.</p>
The Toronto Star
November 7, 2007, 6am PST
<p>The city of Toronto has approved design guidelines for future development of parking lots within the city. The guidelines call for more trees and better drainage, but as of now are not included in any mandatory city policies.</p>
The Toronto Star
November 1, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Toronto city officials recently approved a $1.5 billion capital budget to tackle some of the city's most pressing infrastructure issues.</p>
The Toronto Star
October 30, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Housing activists are pushing city officials to adopt a type of eminent domain to take over neglected buildings and turn them into affordable housing. That idea is easier said than afforded by city coffers.</p>
The Toronto Star
October 28, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>With a flood of new condos, booming downtown Toronto is the fastest-growing area in the city.</p>
The Toronto Star
October 23, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Home builders and city officials are teaming up to offer temporarily free transit services for suburban residents.</p>
The Toronto Star
October 19, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Toronto is positioning itself to become a world model for sustainable waterfront development and has now completed the design phase of a 30 year effort. Urban planner Mary Vogel sets out to explore whether they are meeting their mark.</p>
Urban Land
October 18, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>While other cities may be perfect examples of textbook urbanism, Toronto's diversity and rough edges makes it an especially useful model for 21st century cities, observes one planner.</p>
The National Post
October 10, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Urban ethnic enclaves are nothing new. But Peace Village, just north of Toronto, is: it's Canada's first all-Muslim subdivision, where houses feature separate rooms for men and women, and the streets are filled with pedestrians.</p>
The National Post
October 5, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>A recent report calling for less emphasis to be placed on cars than on other forms of transport has sparked a lively debate in Toronto.</p>
The Toronto Star
October 2, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Three newly built houses in Toronto have fallen in line with a citywide plan to promote more infill housing. They have also garnered attention in the world of architecture by being included in a tour organized by <em>Architectural Digest</em>.</p>
The Toronto Star
October 1, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The deterioration of Ontario's aging roadways and bridges isn't emerging as an issue in Provincial elections.</p>
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
September 27, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Years of job losses, the expense of paying for services formerly offered by the Provincial government, and an over-reliance on property tax revenue have left Canada's largest city with a huge deficit.</p>
The Winnipeg Free Press