January 22, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Toronto, Ontario, is on its way to meeting a goal of adding 500,000 residents by 2031. Many see the dense growth as a positive move for Canada's most populous city, but trading sprawl for compact growth is creating strain on its infrastructure.</p>
January 2, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Many in Toronto are hoping that this year's groundbreaking on the new Lake Ontario Park will help to create a new identity for the city. The park's designer is confident that it will.</p>
December 21, 2006, 8am PST
<p>The American Planning Association has recognized the Ontario "Places to Grow" initiative with a 2007 Daniel Burnham award, the first time the honor has gone to a Canadian region.</p>
December 14, 2006, 2pm PST
<p>With the city's planning and zoning rules outdated and elected officials often catering to the interests of developers or NIMBYs, many decry Toronto's "let's-make-a-deal" planning.</p>
November 29, 2006, 6am PST
<p>A new Canadian company has matched GPS-coordinated street-level camcorder shots of Toronto with mapping software to enable a real-life horizontal view of any coordinate, allowing users to preview a destination before visiting.</p>
November 3, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>This opinion piece from the <em>Toronto Star</em> looks at how the organizational operation of Toronto is preventing it from becoming a more urban city.</p>
November 3, 2006, 11am PST
<p>Ontario, Canada's Region of Peel has announced plans to celebrate World Town Planning Day on November 8.</p>
October 30, 2006, 12pm PST
<p>While many residents agree that the city should intensity, NIMBYism still percolates up in the neighborhoods.</p>
October 30, 2006, 9am PST
<p>This opinion piece from the <em>Baltimore Sun</em> calls on the province to shift its planning priorities to include all of its residents, not just the humans.</p>
October 29, 2006, 9am PST
<p>Why do Torontonians loathe tall buildings, and how can they get past this fear?</p>
October 27, 2006, 5am PDT
<p>As a formerly small town grows into a city, it looks to the creation of a performing arts theater to bring it back above the surface of the flood of suburban blight.</p>
October 9, 2006, 5am PDT
Why Chinatowns across North America are becoming less relevant.
October 1, 2006, 5am PDT
Fractured transportation plans from different Toronto area municipalities make regional transit planning a challenge.
September 25, 2006, 1pm PDT
With the city mostly built out, and more residents looking to live in the urban core, Toronto planners and developers are busy building the city upwards.
September 22, 2006, 10am PDT
Plans are underway in Toronto for the development of a huge public park along the city's Lake Ontario waterfront. Like many big cities, Toronto is utilizing abandoned and underused industrial lands to create an attractive destination.
September 18, 2006, 5am PDT
Toronto has been planning on redeveloping its waterfront for years, but the process is slow-moving. Across the world, a similar physical layout in Stockholm is boasting quick planning and successful implementation.
September 14, 2006, 9am PDT
Governments concerned about sound urban planning need to pay more attention to the role played by anchor public institutions, such as public libraries, in invigorating local economies, writes urban strategist and former Winnipeg Mayor Glen Murray.
August 28, 2006, 11am PDT
Entrepreneurs and transit agencies are trying to help riders cope with their fears of germs on trains and buses.
August 6, 2006, 5am PDT
The city's suburban express-bus network has attracted attention from transit administrators from the U.S. due to its high-tech and rider-friendly service.
August 2, 2006, 10am PDT
The City of Toronto lacks a grand design, and needs to "think big" if it wants to fulfill its promise, argues a recent column in the Toronto Star.