Toronto

All growing cities must find ways to develop at appropriate, transit-supporting densities without overwhelming the surrounding context. The human-scaled, mid-rise building can be a solution—but achieving a good neighbourhood “fit” is not easy. Exclusive
Mar 12, 2014  By James Brasuell
Waterfront Toronto is a public advocacy group formed in 2001 to plan the city's extensive waterfront revitalization. In early Sept., Mayor Rob Ford announced he was taking over and turning the land into a giant mall park. Urbanists to the rescue!
Sep 23, 2011   The Atlantic Cities
Some say that there is simply not enough retail in existence now; versus U.S. cities, at least, Toronto has fewer malls in both numbers and square footage. Dana Flavelle explores why that might not necessarily mean it's underserved.
Sep 21, 2011   Toronto Star
Heritage Toronto was lacking a budget to make new historic plaques, so heritage buff David Wencer arranged a "Twitterthon" to call attention to the 250 plaques that already exist.
Sep 12, 2011   This Big City
A variety of unsanctioned urban art projects are scattered throughout Toronto, bringing life and energy to otherwise underused spaces.
Jul 28, 2011   The Toronto Star
When Toronto City Councilor Kristyn Wong-Tam wanted to raise money for a street redesign project, she went directly to the private sector. They raised the money and recently released the master plan for their proposed street project.
Jul 13, 2011   Globe and Mail
Construction has begun on a new park beneath a Toronto freeway overpass. <em>The Toronto Star</em>'s Christopher Hume says the park will change the city forever.
Jun 9, 2011   The Toronto Star
That's how Christopher Hume describes the Toronto area that will soon be Underpass Park, a mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood for 6,000 people.
Jun 8, 2011   The Toronto Star
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.
Jun 7, 2011   The Toronto Star
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.
Jun 2, 2011   Globe and Mail
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> Exclusive
May 26, 2011  By Tim Halbur