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The Toronto City Council approved a quick expansion of bike lanes around the city to provide an alternative to public transit during and after the pandemic.
The Star
May 14, 2020, 12pm PDT
Where have all the venues gone?
Los Angeles Times
April 28, 2020, 6am PDT
The Jane's Walks festival take place the first weekend of May in cities all over the world. In 2020, social distancing will require a different format for the citizen-led group walk event.
The Star
April 9, 2020, 6am PDT
Project for Public Spaces' Market Cities Initiative seeks to understand and addresses challenges faced by the public marketplaces to improve market infrastructure and promote healthy food systems in local communities.
Project For Public Spaces
April 9, 2020, 5am PDT
Transit routes used by workers in Toronto heading to industrial jobs have still been crowded with riders during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Star
April 7, 2020, 6am PDT
The spread of the coronavirus has delayed one of the most closely watched planning projects in North America.
Smart Cities World
March 12, 2020, 10am PDT
The effects of a global pandemic on American shores are beginning to emerge for public transit systems. The consequences of a drop in transit ridership could extend beyond the end of the pandemic.
Vice
February 21, 2020, 5am PST
An evaluation committee made up of Waterfront Toronto staff has given a green light for the Sidewalk Labs master plan for Toronto to proceed to the next stages of planning.
The Star
January 22, 2020, 12pm PST
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
January 9, 2020, 6am PST
The population in Canada will increase substantially in the future, and transit planning is crucial to ensuring that cities thrive.
The Globe and Mail
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 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 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