An award-winning master plan for Toronto's Lower Don Lands, completed only five years ago by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, may be gutted if the Ford administration has its way, reports Alex Ulam.
Jul 19, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
In remarks that have caused an uproar in North America's fifth largest city, Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday lodged his foot firmly in his mouth last week, telling city council and reporters that downtown Toronto is an unsuitable place to raise children.
Jul 17, 2012 Toronto Star
Jane Armstrong tours Queen’s Quay with the two individuals leading the $110 million effort to transform a 1.5-kilometre stretch of Toronto's downtown waterfront into "a North American version of the Champs Élysées."
Jul 16, 2012 OpenFile
As several major Canadian cities seek to hire new chief urban planners, candidates are facing an emerging set of demographic and political challenges, while some question the role such officials should have in shaping the country's landscape.
Jul 9, 2012 The Globe and Mail
While cities across North America work diligently to expand their bicycle infrastructure, Toronto appears to be headed in the opposite direction, and local bike enthusiasts are taking to the streets to voice their opposition, reports Lloyd Alter.
Jun 15, 2012 Treehugger
As the Summer months heat up, Sarah Laskow reports on cities' efforts to keep retailers' doors closed.
Jun 3, 2012 GOOD Magazine
Christopher Hume surveys Toronto's "mid-rise crisis" and asks why the city has made it nearly impossible to build "the urban residential form par excellence."
May 29, 2012 Toronto Star
<em>The Grid</em> solicited ideas from some of Toronto's smartest people for how to make the city better, no matter what the cost or feasibility. David Topping and Katie Underwood deliver the inventive results.
May 24, 2012 The Grid
Yonah Freemark reports on the implausible turn of events that has Toronto transit boosters back on the course they charted five years ago, pursuing the much-debated Transit City plan.
Apr 27, 2012 the transport politic
As Toronto casts a net across North America in a search to replace recently retired planning chief Gary Wright, Christopher Hume expresses his hopes, and the likely depressing outcome, of the city's efforts.
Apr 23, 2012 Toronto Star