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Transit planners in the region around Toronto are planning a "parking modernization" program that will charge for parking at GO stations and hope to provide new ways to access the system—without a car.
The Globe and Mail
January 14, 2020, 5am PST
The massive Port Lands infrastructure project will transform an industrial area by carving out a new island.
The Star
December 20, 2019, 8am PST
Real estate prices in Toronto and Vancouver continue to rise, but there is not consensus about what is behind the growing housing crisis and the best solutions to pursue.
The Star
December 19, 2019, 6am PST
An ambitious plan to build 40,000 new affordable housing units in the next ten years will require the support of local politicians as well as elected officials at the provincial and federal levels.
The Star
December 18, 2019, 8am PST
The city of Mississauga is undergoing a transformation so complete that one Toronto-based write said the suburb is the city's issue of the year.
Toronto Storeys
December 14, 2019, 11am PST
After decades of "just-good-enough when it comes to design," now may be the time for Toronto to take steps to upgrade its aesthetics.
The Toronto Star
December 11, 2019, 5am PST
Questions about how Toronto will fund Mayor John Tory's ambitious affordable housing plan will be answered by the provincial and national governments.
The Star
December 6, 2019, 6am PST
The proposal by Mayor John Tory is being hailed as a game changer in Canada's most populous city.
The Star
December 5, 2019, 2pm PST
The town of Innsifil, Ontario, located to the north of Toronto, has approved a truly ambitious, futurists vision for its future, centered around public transit and called "Mobility Orbit."
Innisfil Journal
December 1, 2019, 11am PST
The city of Toronto needed regulatory permission from the province of Ontario to begin enforcing speed limits with the use of automated camera technology. Photo radar in Ontario is legal as of today.
The Star
November 29, 2019, 5am PST
A writer in Toronto imagines how the city would be evaluated according to a "Run Score"—a fast-paced version of the Walk Score.
Spacing Toronto
November 24, 2019, 5am PST
Toronto’s iconic Yonge Street is heavily used by pedestrians, and, according to this article, it's time for a revamp that acknowledges all of the street's users.
The Star
November 20, 2019, 9am PST
The vacancy rate in Toronto has been estimated as low 1.1 percent, but the province has approved regulations intended to restore units that have been taken off the long-term rental market by short-term rental platforms like Airbnb.
The Globe and Mail
November 8, 2019, 8am PST
Toronto approved a ten-year poverty reduction strategy in 2015, but the policies and programs included in that plan still require budgetary commitments.
The Star
November 5, 2019, 2pm PST
The city’s plan for dealing with snow and ice on sidewalks this winter doesn't address past problems and won't meet the needs of residents, say critics.
The Star
October 31, 2019, 11am PDT
From 190 acres to 12 acres, that's the reduction in scale announced this week by representatives of Sidewalk Labs of its plan for Quayside on the waterfront in Toronto.
The Guardian
October 6, 2019, 5am PDT
The city is considering a proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions even more by aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050.
The Star
September 26, 2019, 10am PDT
The Housing Now program, née Open Door, is producing results in Canada's largest city.
Toronto Star
September 25, 2019, 6am PDT
Business owners are usually skeptical when planners start talking about removing parking to make space for bike lanes, but study after study has shown bike lanes are good for business. The latest example from Toronto is now exception.
Sidewalk Talk
September 21, 2019, 5am PDT
The number of feral cats in Toronto is declining, which is a good thing for the cats.
CBC