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 [...]
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>.
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.
May 6, 2011, 9am PDT
After a first attempt fizzled in 2007, Toronto is launching a new bike sharing system.
April 22, 2011, 2pm PDT
Architects and urbanists gathered in the city Jane Jacobs made her home to ask, "What makes a beautiful city?"
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
March 22, 2011, 5am PDT
BIXI, a bicycle-sharing program that first launched in Montreal, is due to launch in Toronto in May.
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.
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.
February 22, 2011, 2pm PST
Australian and Canadian cities dominate the Economist Intelligence Unit report.
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.
January 23, 2011, 11am PST
Toronto is growing up, up, up, with a very hot downtown condominium market, including a number of very small (500 sq. ft.) apartments for young professionals.
January 21, 2011, 9am PST
In the 1960s and 70s, Chinatowns were threatened by highway development in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. None of the proposed highways was built, thanks to concerted efforts by the Chinese communities.
January 11, 2011, 9am PST
<em>Toronto Star</em> critic Christopher Hume predicts a lackluster 2011 for Toronto -- both in terms of architecture and urbanism.
December 3, 2010, 8am PST
The newly installed mayor of Toronto has swiftly abandoned an $8.1 billion mass transit plan for the city.