March 12, 2017, 9am PDT
How does one talk about density without frightening people? One term that's floating around is "gentle density," referring to the missing middle between mid-rise and detached homes.
March 10, 2017, 6am PST
A new city staff report on the proposed Scarborough Subway, still in planning stages in Toronto, made the project a much tougher sell for Mayor John Tory and other project supporters.
February 18, 2017, 7am PST
Proposed rules to enforce wider paths on Toronto city sidewalks for pedestrians and the disabled is creating angst in local operators of sidewalk cafes.
November 29, 2016, 11am PST
In some of the biggest transportation planning news of 2016, the City of Toronto is considering a proposal to toll the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway in an effort to raise funds for infrastructure improvements.
November 23, 2016, 8am PST
Many in Toronto's planning department voiced concerns about proposed cuts to the budget, in part because of the growing number of applications they're receiving.
November 18, 2016, 5am PST
The ASLA has rightfully identified virtual reality as a powerful promotional tool for the field of landscape architecture. Soon, we'll all be ditching plan views and offering virtual tours of proposed and completed projects.
American Society Of Landscape Architects
November 4, 2016, 5am PDT
Downtown Toronto has grown and its hospitals are struggling to keep up with growing demand for their services.
October 22, 2016, 5am PDT
Faced with the underwhelming performance of the newly opened UP Express, Toronto transit officials did something drastic: they slashed the cost of a ride.
September 11, 2016, 7am PDT
Just as Toronto's subway cars provide an example of the benefits that await New Yorkers when their new 'open gangway' cars arrive in 2020, Toronto's extensive streetcar network also provides an example for New York — of what not to do.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
September 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
Toronto Chef Planner Jennifer Keesmaat describes how she prepared her children for an old-fashioned commute to and from school.
September 3, 2016, 5am PDT
Urban renewal of the 1960s built large amounts of public housing in the formerly industrial neighborhood of Moss Park in Toronto. Now, the neighborhood and its eponymous park have become home to some of the most impoverished people in the city.
August 30, 2016, 5am PDT
The New York Times transit reporter, Emma G. Fitzsimmons, reports from Toronto to see what riders think about their 'open gangway' subway cars. By 2020, New York will receive 750 of these cars that have no doors separating the cars.
August 8, 2016, 5am PDT
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August 4, 2016, 6am PDT
The Rail Deck Park could end up being known forever as the #RailDeckPark the way the social media buzz built for this splashy project proposal this week.
July 19, 2016, 5am PDT
A new breed of preservation has sprung up in Toronto, where existing structures are partially preserved to give new building's old facades. But is this attempt to preserve the existing streetscape actually succeeding?
July 15, 2016, 10am PDT
The first phase of Toronto's 15-tear transit plan took a crucial step forward this week.
July 11, 2016, 1pm PDT
As part of "Guardian Canada" week, an author writes a paean to benefits of a growing, forward looking, diverse city.
July 1, 2016, 10am PDT
A Toronto professor pushes against Christian Wolmar's assertion that the tram's demise can be connected to anti-worker policy. For one thing, trams never went away in some cities.
May 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
It's hard to imagine a policy that so comprehensively acts to create disincentives for sprawl gaining political traction anywhere in the United States.
May 19, 2016, 7am PDT
Toronto planners have proposed a new ten-year bike plan that focuses on connecting and improving the city's current network of bike infrastructure.