January 14, 2018, 5am PST
Commuters are voting with their feet in Toronto as ridership surges on the King Street streetcar after changes that restricted cars along the route.
December 4, 2017, 10am PST
Vancouver, often cited as a model of transportation planning success, is very carefully considering the idea of a streetcar.
November 29, 2017, 5am PST
After decades of big, expensive plans, diverting cars from a busy streetcar route will make a bigger difference to commuters for far less money.
October 6, 2017, 7am PDT
Sidewalk Labs LLC, a unit of Google's parent company Alphabet Inc., has been awarded a high-profile opportunity to test ideas for "reimagining cities from the Internet up," as its company mantra says. The city of Toronto will be its testing ground.
August 3, 2017, 5am PDT
The government of Canada is scrambling to build a policy in response to growing numbers of asylum seekers crossing the border between the United States and Canada.
May 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
According to this opinion piece, the tales of urbanizing Canada are overblown. "We're a suburban nation," says one of the sources quoted in the article.
January 3, 2017, 11am PST
Bike infrastructure is a source of political controversy, even in cities where biking is already popular.
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.
August 22, 2016, 10am PDT
The founders of Vancouver-based Biddwell are hoping to change the way landlords and potential tenants find each other, but a renters' advocacy body sees the new company as bad news for tenants in an increasingly tight housing market.
March 18, 2016, 9am PDT
Age-old transit planning questions will be raised over the next year in Toronto.
March 9, 2016, 9am PST
Despite reports to the contrary, a recent report created in part by the City of Vancouver, finds that most housing types in the city have yet to be sold to absentee landlords.
January 16, 2016, 5am PST
Maybe not so much, according to an article in the Globe and Mail.
September 26, 2015, 1pm PDT
An op-ed in The Globe and Mail expresses animosity for the wave of skyscraper construction in old world cities like London.
September 24, 2015, 6am PDT
Germany has reformed building codes in a marshaling of political will known as the "Culture of Welcome" for an expected one million refugees. German cities, many of them shrinking for decades, see the refugees as an opportunity and a responsibility.
September 15, 2015, 11am PDT
Where pedestrian-only streets have failed to draw business, the problem may be a failure to think big enough.
August 13, 2015, 8am PDT
Brian Jackson will retire after stepping down from his position as chief planner for the city of Vancouver.
May 25, 2015, 7am PDT
Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat has broken rank from Mayor John Tory on the issue of whether to replace or remove an elevated highway along the city's waterfront. The cost to replace the expressway, $919 million, is more than removing it.
April 17, 2015, 6am PDT
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne made a strong case for taking decisive climate change action when she signed an historic agreement to join the Quebec program that trades carbon with California.
January 26, 2015, 10am PST
Vancouver created its MX zone as a solution to a persistent challenge for planners—how to retain industrial jobs and affordable housing in downtowns.
November 28, 2014, 7am PST
Toronto will begin rolling out a program to narrow traffic lanes on the city's streets. The new lane policy, recently completed, was in the works for the past year.