Ontario

February 12, 2018, 6am PST
Sidewalk Labs' proposals for the Toronto neighborhood of Quayside reveals a preference for ride hailing over public transit.
Medium
February 7, 2018, 5am PST
A study published recently in the Journal of the American Planning Association finds that mixed-use neighborhoods in Toronto are only delivering benefits to those who can afford to pay a premium.
CBC News
January 22, 2018, 10am PST
The potential risks of privatizing mobility are scrutinized in a Canadian city that subsidizes Uber rides.
Motherboard
January 14, 2018, 5am PST
Commuters are voting with their feet in Toronto as ridership surges on the King Street streetcar after changes that restricted cars along the route.
The Globe and Mail
December 23, 2017, 11am PST
A new book of maps, photographs, and essays considers the rich historic legacy of land use and transportation on and around the Great Lakes.
CityLab
December 22, 2017, 7am PST
Fanfare, a full slate of politicians, and a day of free rides celebrated the opening of the extended Line 1 of the TTC subway system. There was also criticism of the new extension.
The Toronto Star
December 12, 2017, 5am PST
When it comes to "smart city" plans, there might not be a bigger blockbuster than the partnership between Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet.
Smithsonian
December 4, 2017, 5am PST
The Canadian census reports that transit ridership in Toronto has increased, but population growth means more cars are on the road anyway.
The Toronto Star
November 29, 2017, 5am PST
After decades of big, expensive plans, diverting cars from a busy streetcar route will make a bigger difference to commuters for far less money.
The Globe and Mail
October 23, 2017, 6am PDT
The most ambitious example of the almost-mythological "smart city" will be tested in the Quayside district in Toronto as result of a partnership between Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
October 10, 2017, 11am PDT
A Toronto Star columnist frames a recent spate of pedestrian fatalities in stark terms.
Toronto Star
October 6, 2017, 7am PDT
Sidewalk Labs LLC, a unit of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc., has been awarded a high-profile opportunity to test ideas for "reimagining cities from the Internet up," as its company mantra says. The city of Toronto will be its testing ground.
The Globe and Mail
September 30, 2017, 9am PDT
A new report rates the real estate bubble risk of the world's economic powerhouses.
UBS
August 31, 2017, 12pm PDT
The controversy over a proposed eight-story condo development in Toronto embroiled author Margaret Atwood this week.
Toronto Star
August 28, 2017, 2pm PDT
One of the highest-profile planning positions on the continent, and perhaps in the world, will soon be changing hands.
CBC News
June 28, 2017, 9am PDT
JCF Capital ULC wanted so badly to reboot the branding at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto, it paid $6 million to start over.
Bloomberg Politics
June 6, 2017, 9am PDT
Not everyone is sold on the idea of dogs as "man's best friend," and not everyone is comfortable navigating a public realm where dogs are crowdsourcing their marks. What are planners to do?
Planning Exchange
June 2, 2017, 1pm PDT
Toronto has released draft urban design guidelines that put families with children at the center of the city.
Next City
May 15, 2017, 7am PDT
Sidewalk Labs is preparing to launch a big experiment on the smart cities concept.
Bloomberg
Feature
May 4, 2017, 12pm PDT
Coinciding with the 101st anniversary of Jane Jacobs's birth, a documentary film showing in select theaters around the country recounts the history between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, and the ideas that forced their struggle.
James Brasuell