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19 hours ago
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
June 28, 2019, 9am PDT
Noise and drug dealers are two reasons to remove city-owned basketball hoops every day. Or you could give the public resources for fun and exercise in place, which is what Toronto decided to do this week.
The Star
June 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
The long-awaited master plan for Quayside in Toronto was released to the public today.
Toronto Star
June 7, 2019, 5am PDT
Toronto is preparing for the worst of climate change, but also the stresses of affordability, congestion, and aging infrastructure.
CBC News
June 6, 2019, 8am PDT
Local control loses ground to provincial preemption north of the border.
CP 24
June 5, 2019, 8am PDT
A motion in Vancouver, British Columbia, calls for reconsidering policies that site multifamily buildings on busy trucking corridors where diesel emissions are high.
The Star
May 27, 2019, 7am PDT
Ontario and Toronto keep finding ways to disagree.
The Star
May 13, 2019, 2pm PDT
A proposal from the provincial government of Ontario would revive an appeals process for planning and development processes in Toronto. An elected official and former planner writes to oppose the idea.
Spacing Toronto
Blog post
April 17, 2019, 2pm PDT
Last week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a plan to replace Toronto's subway expansion plans with a vision of his own. Reactions have been pouring in ever since.
James Brasuell
April 17, 2019, 6am PDT
Transit has priority over cars on King Street in Toronto between Bathurst and Jarvis streets, now and in perpetuity.
Toronto Star
April 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a new plan for subway expansion in Toronto today.
Toronto Star