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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.
October 10, 2018, 7am PDT
A closer look at the numbers reveals stark divides among Toronto neighborhoods.
October 9, 2018, 5am PDT
Former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat wants to transform three failing golf courses into free public spaces.
October 5, 2018, 2pm PDT
Simply put, this scholar says, it comes down to race. With far fewer non-white urban residents, Canadian cities didn't fall prey to the redlining, white flight, and incarceration problems that so heavily impacted cities like Detroit.
October 1, 2018, 11am PDT
One way to increase housing supply is to make it cheaper to building multi-family housing, like Toronto recently decided to do.
September 12, 2018, 11am PDT
A pilot project in downtown Toronto shows improvements in travel times after the signal priority system is reactivated.
September 5, 2018, 8am PDT
The Ford administration is moving forward with a scheme to "upload" control of Toronto's TTC subway to provincial control.
September 2, 2018, 1pm PDT
Mayor John Tory announced a 2018 expansion of bike share that will include 3,750 new bikes and 360 new stations.
August 27, 2018, 5am PDT
From Judi Dench to Queen Latifah, CityLab writers match transit systems with the personalities they think would make the best announcements.
August 2, 2018, 5am PDT
If Keesmaat wins the election, it would complete one of the highest-profile transitions from planner to politician in recent memory.
July 9, 2018, 9am PDT
A pro-business group in Toronto wants to expand a highway, but a Toronto columnist wants to make readers aware of why the plan might not work out as hoped.
June 19, 2018, 5am PDT
Former Toronto Planning Director Jennifer Keesmaat is responding to rising pedestrian and bike fatalities in the "Vision Zero" city with a series of calls for action.
June 18, 2018, 9am PDT
Sidewalk Labs has officially set up shop as Sidewalk Toronto, with a home base in Quayside, the waterfront district that the company is tasked with transforming in the image of a "smart city."
June 13, 2018, 11am PDT
The 2019 New York City budget includes $106 million to subsidize half the transit fare for qualified residents for six months. The city joins the ranks of Seattle, Toronto, and the Bay Area that offer income-based discounts for transit fares.
May 18, 2018, 7am PDT
The "typical" detached home in Toronto is worth $114,000 (Canadian Dollars) less now than at the beginning of the year.
May 7, 2018, 12pm PDT
A prominent conservative with an infamous name is promoting single-family home development in the Toronto greenbelt as a way to release pressure on the Toronto housing market.
April 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
Google subsidiary Sidewalk Labs has partnered with Waterfront Toronto to deploy smart city innovations in the redevelopment of the Quayside district along Toronto's Eastern Waterfront.
Project for Public Spaces via Medium
April 18, 2018, 5am PDT
Detailed reports on mode share, in real time and over time, are available with Replica.
February 12, 2018, 6am PST
Sidewalk Labs' proposals for the Toronto neighborhood of Quayside reveals a preference for ride hailing over public transit.
February 7, 2018, 5am PST
A study published recently in the Journal of the American Planning Association finds that mixed-use neighborhoods in Toronto are only delivering benefits to those who can afford to pay a premium.