When Andres Duany planned the village of Cornell, he built in walkability, density, and mixed-use. The outcome, however, falls short of the New Urbanist vision; driving is the norm and retail is scarce. What happened?
Mar 25, 2009 Posted Toronto
An new exhibition in Toronto called Carrot City: Designing for Urban Agriculture includes a concept for Pig City, a high-rise swine farm.
Mar 6, 2009 The Toronto Star
The recession and the end of the age of fast-growth will be a good thing for Toronto, argues Christopher Hume.
Feb 23, 2009 The Toronto Star
Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario has announced a plan to counteract the intense NIMBYism that has stifled projects throughout the province.
Feb 19, 2009 The Toronto Star
One developer has found a way to build condos at $60,000 less than it costs the average Toronto developer. Through deferrals from the city, money is made available to assist homebuyers with their down payments.
Feb 18, 2009 The Tyee
Toronto, a land of cheap gas and unclear traffic reduction policies, has a long way to go in improving public transit, according to one architect. But designers are making progress as they make city's new subway stations as enticing as possible.
Feb 4, 2009 Toronto Star
The city of Toronto is considering a plan to fast-track the construction of a new downtown subway line.
Feb 2, 2009 The National Post
Ontario is set to join the electric era with the installation of recharging stations which would allow drivers of electric cars to swap batteries.
Jan 20, 2009 The Globe and Mail
Toronto is now the biggest city in North America to ban the sale of bottled water on city premises, a victory which advocates hope will spur a reinvestment in public water facilities, including drinking fountains in new buildings.
Dec 13, 2008 Toronto Star
The current economic downturn has meant a drop in commodity prices, including for recycled materials. Now Toronto is facing the prospect of warehousing their collected recycleables until the market improves.
Dec 5, 2008 The Globe and Mail