Ontario

April 30, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A transportation official in Toronto is hoping to convince colleagues that the system should allow advertisers to buy naming rights for transit stops in the city as a way of increasing revenue, but many remain opposed.</p>
The Ottawa Citizen
April 23, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>City Hall in Windsor and the provincial government of Ontario are following the wrong path to revitalization, argue the creators of an influential website called Scaledown Windsor, who think Canada's 'motor city' needs to be reinvented.</p>
The Globe and Mail
April 14, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A new report praises Ontario's greenbelt - 11 times the size of Toronto - as a model for urban growth control.</p>
The Globe & Mail
April 12, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Short on funding, Toronto's waterfront parks agency is considering a plan to sell the naming rights to the park's amenities, allowing corporate sponsors to add their name to such public features as walkways and play areas.</p>
The Canadian Press
April 11, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Rural communities in Ottawa are being wiped out as urban trends take over the minds of developers and consumers. Rural residents are looking at ways to preserve the character of their communities.</p>
The Ottawa Citizen
April 9, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>By requiring a minimum height of at least two stories, cities could force big boxes to redesign their buildings into more urban friendly forms.</p>
The Toronto Star
April 7, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Like so many drug and crime infested neighborhoods in cities everywhere, ideas abound for fixing the Jane and Fitch neighborhood in Toronto. But will any of them work?</p>
Toronto Sun
March 24, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Critic Christopher Hume bemoans the destruction of historic homes in Toronto to make way for new residential condo towers.</p>
The Toronto Star
March 19, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>After a recent shooting death in Toronto, one writer lays the blame for urban violence on city planners.</p>
The National Post
March 12, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Plans were recently announced for a $4 billion revamping and extension of the public transportation system in Ottawa.</p>
Daily Commercial News and Construction Record
March 11, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Poor planning is allowing uncontrolled and rapid gentrification to destroy Toronto's Liberty Village neighborhood, according to this article from <em>The Toronto Star</em>.</p>
The Toronto Star
March 10, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Officials in Toronto have announced plans to densify the city's waterfront with a redevelopment effort that stands to create high rises along the lakefront.</p>
Toronto Sun
March 10, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This editorial argues that cities should build transit the way they used to build cathedrals: with a long-term mindset from the start.</p>
The Ottawa Citizen
March 3, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Suburban Torontonians will get a $6 billion light rail service, thanks to a newly-announced extension funded by the provincial and federal governments.</p>
The Globe and Mail
February 22, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Experts are calling for a major revision to the city operations of Toronto, suggesting the creation of region-wide toll roads, increased taxes and</p>
The Toronto Star
February 4, 2008, 9am PST
<p>A downtown renewal effort in Mississauga, Ontario, looks to update its street grid by following the lead of other major world cities.</p>
The Toronto Star
February 2, 2008, 9am PST
<p>London, Ontario's new urban designer describes and debunks some common misconceptions about urban design.</p>
London (Ontario) Free Press
January 15, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Richard Florida tours the University of Toronto and finds that its seamless "organic" integration with downtown Toronto makes it a unique "town-gown" success story.</p>
The Globe & Mail
January 5, 2008, 9am PST
<p>A visit to Toronto -- Canada's largest city -- reveals what urban life can and should be, writes Olga Bonfiglio.</p>
CommonDreams
January 4, 2008, 6am PST
The team chosen to redesign Toronto's waterfront has plans for updating the area with a better balance of car and foot traffic. Architecture critic Christopher Hume looks at the plans as a model of development the rest of the city should follow.
The Toronto Star