Ontario

June 7, 2011, 12pm PDT
Toronto's new Presto smartcard for transit riders may soon allow you to pay for your parking and a coffee as well, according to Gary McNeil, president of GO Transit.
The Toronto Star
June 2, 2011, 5am PDT
Toronto's lack of focus on transportation planning and the absence of a national strategy for mobility is turning the city into a messy gridlock, according to this column.
Globe and Mail
May 28, 2011, 11am PDT
Sharon McMillan explains how her town - Unionville, Ontario - gave New Urbanism "a great big hug" back in the 1970s, and has benefited ever since.
New Urban Network
Feature
May 26, 2011, 10am PDT
Urban designer and architect Ken Greenberg writes "an eloquent, personal, compelling and persuasive argument for more enlightened city-building," says Michael Dudley in this review of Greenberg's new book, <em>Walking Home: The Life and Lessons of a City Builder.</em>
Michael Dudley
May 19, 2011, 9am PDT
The dividing lines in the cities of today are not so much about neighborhoods, but rather the relative health of those neighborhoods, according to this piece from <em>The Globe and Mail</em>.
The Globe and Mail
May 6, 2011, 9am PDT
After a first attempt fizzled in 2007, Toronto is launching a new bike sharing system.
Urban Toronto
April 22, 2011, 2pm PDT
Architects and urbanists gathered in the city Jane Jacobs made her home to ask, "What makes a beautiful city?"
Azure
April 20, 2011, 11am PDT
With poverty indicators rising in suburban areas, Mississauga is looking to emulate Toronto's controversial "priority neighbourhoods" strategy to improve access to services.
Globe and Mail
April 3, 2011, 11am PDT
Toronto's recently elected Mayor Rob Ford has announced that Toronto will build a subway extension -- but nobody knows where the $4 billion needed to build it will come from.
The Globe and Mail
March 31, 2011, 7am PDT
Critic Christopher Hume says that "an architecture of openness" is overtaking Toronto, foregoing individual personality for a greater sense of community and connectivity.
The Toronto Star
March 26, 2011, 11am PDT
Developer Brad Lamb is cranky about urban planners' insistence on building tall buildings on podiums that meet the street, then taper off in the Vancouver style to let in light and views.
The Globe and Mail
March 10, 2011, 6am PST
Critics in Toronto are blasting a new transit plan from Mayor Rob Ford that they say overlooks the city's suburban areas.
The Toronto Star
March 5, 2011, 11am PST
Toronto's City Hall is a massive concrete structure. Oddly, so was all its furniture, which was included with the original design. <em>99% Invisible</em> looks at this unconventional design choice, and the legacy of that furniture.
99% Invisible
March 2, 2011, 7am PST
Canada's suburbs don't have to be a problem, according to architect Drew Adams, who proposes a plan to densify them by developing unused space.
The Toronto Star
February 17, 2011, 9am PST
In Canada, the mayors of two of the country's biggest cities are at the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to cities and urban issues.
The Toronto Star
January 23, 2011, 11am PST
Toronto is growing up, up, up, with a very hot downtown condominium market, including a number of very small (500 sq. ft.) apartments for young professionals.
The National Post
January 18, 2011, 7am PST
Sprawl is seen as an unfortunate reality in Toronto, and one that some fear it's too late to unwrite.
The Toronto Star
January 11, 2011, 9am PST
<em>Toronto Star</em> critic Christopher Hume predicts a lackluster 2011 for Toronto -- both in terms of architecture and urbanism.
The Toronto Star
Feature
January 3, 2011, 10am PST

Pedestrian-oriented shopping streets can be key to making communities more livable, particularly when they are well designed, managed and strategically connected to networks of public trans

Luis Rodriguez
December 25, 2010, 7am PST
An extensive piece in Bloomsburg BusinessWeek uncovers the bad ideas and worse decisions that led to the downfall of Niagara Falls, New York. Step one? Replacing the historic downtown with "a bunch of modernist follies."
On Street Level