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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
July 19, 2019, 10am PDT
In a shift away from subway expansions and upgrades, Toronto looks to improve the bus and streetcar systems.
The Star
May 6, 2019, 12pm PDT
Innisfil, Ontario, decided to use Uber instead of starting bus service. The program took off but so have the costs, and now cutbacks need to be made.
CityLab
April 8, 2019, 7am PDT
Laneway development throughout the city is ramping up with new construction and public space projects.
The Star
March 22, 2019, 11am PDT
Canada's capital has approved a major set of extensions to its light rail O-Train system, encompassing 27.3 miles of new track and 24 new stations.
CBC
February 19, 2019, 8am PST
A member of Ottawa’s city council says transit commissioners should support women’s rights and believe that climate change is real.
Ottawa Citizen
January 24, 2019, 11am PST
More than two years into a 10-year plan, the city has installed only a fraction of planned bike lanes.
The Star
October 18, 2018, 11am PDT
Technology will be part of everyday life in a new Toronto neighborhood, planned by Sidewalk Labs. But looking to the future is also raising a host of privacy concerns.
The Star
September 16, 2018, 9am PDT
A small city in Canada is starting a pilot project that lets riders request bus service through an app.
Financial Post
February 29, 2016, 8am PST
One Toronto-area man is hoping that cable cars in the sky will one day complete the metro's transit system, but transportation experts see limited use for the technology.
Hamilton Spectator
November 4, 2015, 6am PST
In Canadian cities, rising income inequality has been reflected in neighborhood polarization. The experience of Hamilton, Ontario, has been typical. Here, inner-city decline is now giving way to gentrification, displacing poverty to the suburbs.
Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership
June 5, 2015, 6am PDT
For Québec, climate action is a top priority that transcends party agendas—so the province is partnering with other sub-national entities to bypass national politics in building a cap-and-trade market.
VerdeXchange News
June 23, 2012, 1pm PDT
News always comes in twos; there's the good news, and then there's the bad news. In the city of Windsor, Canada, the bad news has consistently been their ailing economy. Residents look for something to celebrate.
The Atlantic Cities
December 25, 2010, 7am PST
An extensive piece in Bloomsburg BusinessWeek uncovers the bad ideas and worse decisions that led to the downfall of Niagara Falls, New York. Step one? Replacing the historic downtown with "a bunch of modernist follies."
On Street Level
December 14, 2010, 5am PST
Officials in Ontario, CA, contend that LA/Ontario Airport would be a major driver of development -- if it wasn't mismanaged by an airport authority controlled by the City of Los Angeles.
California Planning & Development Report
March 27, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A "tent city" established in the Southern California city of Ontario for occupation by homeless people has been temporarily shut down as city officials and police attempt to evict people without clear ties to the city.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
March 19, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>This video from the <em>BBC</em> looks at the ten cities that have sprung up outside of L.A. as a result of the subprime mortgage meltdown.</p>
BBC via YouTube
Blog post
May 22, 2007, 1pm PDT

Think big.

That’s what the people of Ontario and the Toronto region set out to do more than 5 years ago when they began a visionary planning process for the area known as the Greater Golden Horseshoe in southern Ontario, Canada. (The Greater Golden Horseshoe is the area around Lake Ontario that stretches from roughly Peterborough to the east, west through metropolitan Toronto, and around the west tip of the lake to the southern side and Niagara Falls — hence the horseshoe shape.)