Ontario

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
September 27, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>A plan to demolish a historic nightclub to make way for a 20-space parking lot in Toronto is "lunacy", writes Christopher Hume.</p>
The Toronto Star
September 14, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Transit-poor Toronto could learn a lesson from the highly mobile city of London, writes Christopher Hume.</p>
The Toronto Star
September 6, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>This column from <em>The Toronto Star</em> bashes the city's plan to spur economic activity by developing a city-owned casino.</p>
The Toronto Star
September 4, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>In this article from <em>The Toronto Star</em>, Wendell Cox looks at the "draconian" land use restrictions that have been imposed by planners in Toronto, and how despite planners bemoaning auto-dependency, no one has offered a viable transit plan.</p>
The Toronto Star
August 14, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>More than $83 million will be slashed from Toronto's annual budget, and many, including the mayor, predict a sharp cut to services and the city's general quality of life.</p>
The Toronto Star
August 11, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Car-oriented sloping sidewalks are upsetting pedestrians in Toronto, and they have called on politicians to look for a way to give the city's sidewalks back to walkers.</p>
The Toronto Star
August 10, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>The city of Toronto originally had more park space than New York's Central Park. But the need to generate revenue caused the city to sell off much of its parkspace over the years, leaving a city with comparably few open spaces.</p>
The Toronto Star
July 30, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>With private home development crowding many of the waterfront areas next to Lake Ontario in Toronto, locals and parks advocates are left with few access options.</p>
The Toronto Star
July 22, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Politicians in Toronto are looking to large-scale developments centered around casinos to help boost the city's economy. But the provincial legislation in Ontario may prevent the approval of any new casinos.</p>
The Toronto Star