Toronto

June 9, 2011, 10am PDT
Construction has begun on a new park beneath a Toronto freeway overpass. <em>The Toronto Star</em>'s Christopher Hume says the park will change the city forever.
The Toronto Star
June 8, 2011, 11am PDT
That's how Christopher Hume describes the Toronto area that will soon be Underpass Park, a mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood for 6,000 people.
The Toronto Star
June 7, 2011, 12pm PDT
Toronto's new Presto smartcard for transit riders may soon allow you to pay for your parking and a coffee as well, according to Gary McNeil, president of GO Transit.
The Toronto Star
June 2, 2011, 5am PDT
Toronto's lack of focus on transportation planning and the absence of a national strategy for mobility is turning the city into a messy gridlock, according to this column.
Globe and Mail
Feature
May 26, 2011, 10am PDT
Urban designer and architect Ken Greenberg writes "an eloquent, personal, compelling and persuasive argument for more enlightened city-building," says Michael Dudley in this review of Greenberg's new book [...]
Michael Dudley
May 19, 2011, 9am PDT
The dividing lines in the cities of today are not so much about neighborhoods, but rather the relative health of those neighborhoods, according to this piece from <em>The Globe and Mail</em>.
The Globe and Mail
May 6, 2011, 2pm PDT
Architecture critic Christopher Hume writes an homage to urban planning icon Jane Jacobs, highlighting the resiliency of her positions on density and diversity.
Toronto Star
May 6, 2011, 9am PDT
After a first attempt fizzled in 2007, Toronto is launching a new bike sharing system.
Urban Toronto
April 22, 2011, 2pm PDT
Architects and urbanists gathered in the city Jane Jacobs made her home to ask, "What makes a beautiful city?"
Azure
April 20, 2011, 11am PDT
With poverty indicators rising in suburban areas, Mississauga is looking to emulate Toronto's controversial "priority neighbourhoods" strategy to improve access to services.
Globe and Mail
April 3, 2011, 11am PDT
Toronto's recently elected Mayor Rob Ford has announced that Toronto will build a subway extension -- but nobody knows where the $4 billion needed to build it will come from.
The Globe and Mail
March 31, 2011, 7am PDT
Critic Christopher Hume says that "an architecture of openness" is overtaking Toronto, foregoing individual personality for a greater sense of community and connectivity.
The Toronto Star
March 27, 2011, 1pm PDT
Toronto architecture critic Christopher Hume visits New Orleans, and concludes that "the devastation wrought by Louisianans upon Louisiana far outweighs anything a hurricane can do."
The Toronto Star
March 26, 2011, 1pm PDT
A new report is cause for concern in Canada. It shows that poor public transit and bad traffic are damaging the economic engine of cities like Toronto.
The Globe and Mail
March 26, 2011, 11am PDT
Developer Brad Lamb is cranky about urban planners' insistence on building tall buildings on podiums that meet the street, then taper off in the Vancouver style to let in light and views.
The Globe and Mail
March 22, 2011, 5am PDT
BIXI, a bicycle-sharing program that first launched in Montreal, is due to launch in Toronto in May.
TheCityFix.com
March 10, 2011, 6am PST
Critics in Toronto are blasting a new transit plan from Mayor Rob Ford that they say overlooks the city's suburban areas.
The Toronto Star
March 5, 2011, 11am PST
Toronto's City Hall is a massive concrete structure. Oddly, so was all its furniture, which was included with the original design. <em>99% Invisible</em> looks at this unconventional design choice, and the legacy of that furniture.
99% Invisible
February 22, 2011, 2pm PST
Australian and Canadian cities dominate the Economist Intelligence Unit report.
The Huffington Post
February 17, 2011, 9am PST
In Canada, the mayors of two of the country's biggest cities are at the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to cities and urban issues.
The Toronto Star