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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
September 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
Bloor Street didn't land on this billion-year old rock; the rock landed on Bloor Street.
Toronto Star
September 20, 2019, 5am PDT
The Toronto Community Housing corporation will undergo a major restructuring aimed at delivering better services and minimizing bureaucracy.
Toronto Star
September 19, 2019, 6am PDT
An initiative in the early stages in Toronto would require city planners, among other public officials, to more directly consider the needs of the female residents of the city.
CBC
September 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
The first round of projects to move forward under Toronto's Open Door affordable housing program will deliver 651 units spread across eight developments.
Toronto Star
August 23, 2019, 6am PDT
Quayside, Sidewalk Labs' smart city in Toronto, calls for ten tall buildings made entirely of wood. Here's why proponents think mass timber is a good idea, and what obstacles stand in its way.
Smart Cities Dive
August 19, 2019, 11am PDT
Some of the buildings in a new condo building in Toronto will have two master bedrooms.
Toronto Star
August 14, 2019, 8am PDT
There hasn't been a passenger rail connection between Detroit and Toronto since 1971, but that could change.
Wood TV 8
August 7, 2019, 7am PDT
A retired city planner takes a position against "lot splitting," or allowing more than one unit on properties zones for single-family residential as it's known in Toronto.
The Star
August 6, 2019, 11am PDT
Transit expansions are providing incentives to companies to locate outside of city centers, upending traditional housing, work, and commute patterns.
The Globe and Mail
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
July 18, 2019, 10am PDT
The public got its first chance to weigh in on a controversial proposal to makeover a sliver of Toronto waterfront as an ambitious experiment in "smart city" technology.
The Star
July 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Toronto has gone back to the drawing board for more effective strategies and tactics for reducing traffic fatalities after its first attempt failed to produce any measurable results.
The Star
June 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
Developers are betting on the continued shift of office work from the suburbs to downtown in Toronto, as the city experiences a building boom to support brisk business in the technology and financial-services industries.
Bloomberg