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.
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.
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.
July 19, 2016, 9am PDT
The editorial board of the Toronto Star picks a side in the policy debate over highway tolling.
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.
November 28, 2015, 9am PST
Famous for its focus on dense, infill development and quickly ascending skyline, the Toronto housing market is still plagued by rising housing costs at the single-family detached homes end of the spectrum.
April 19, 2015, 5am PDT
A recently released report makes the case for removing, in part or in full, an elevated span of roadway along the Toronto Waterfront.
November 27, 2014, 9am PST
The Toronto Star picks up on the Urban Land Institute's Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, finding the trend of urbanization in Canada to reflect the trend in the United States.
March 17, 2014, 8am PDT
Laura Kane listens to the ideas of three of Toronto’s ‘hidden’ transit experts – those who have spent their careers on it's front-lines. A streetcar driver, repair worker, and a transit app developer share their pragmatic insights.
February 24, 2014, 8am PST
Full or partial privatization of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) would likely result in diminished service and a less expansive transit network.
January 28, 2014, 1pm PST
In a move to increase speed, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is looking to cut some stops from its streetcar and bus routes, rousing debate over whether less is really more - particularly in consideration of elderly and disabled riders.
January 17, 2014, 11am PST
Some 5,000 properties in the picturesque lakeside town of Port Hope, ON, once home to a nationally owned uranium and radium refinery, will undergo testing for radon and gamma radiation as part of a cleanup effort scheduled to continue until 2022.
January 12, 2014, 11am PST
In the wake of Toronto’s unprecedented ice storm - which saw 300,000 residents loose power for as long as 12 days - Christopher Hume argues that cost-cutting contributed to the extent of havoc wreaked by the city’s under-maintained tree canopy.
December 31, 2013, 11am PST
Christopher Hume reflects on Toronto’s year of natural, political and transit catastrophes.
December 5, 2013, 10am PST
Declining demand for zoning-mandated underground condominium parking has Toronto developers and architects talking about ways to design flexible sub-surface spaces to accommodate the possibility of alternate future uses.
November 25, 2013, 8am PST
As Toronto contemplates the future of its crumbling Gardiner Expressway, columnist Christopher Hume suggests looking to Boston’s Greenway for a glimpse of what downtown might be like without the elevated eyesore.
October 30, 2013, 12pm PDT
A new report sheds light on the costs of suburban sprawl that aren't well understood by officials and residents. If more knew the true financial costs they might reconsider their policies and priorities, believes author Dave Thompson.
October 19, 2013, 7am PDT
The Toronto Star architecture critic Christopher Hume introduces a provocative premise - the city's "planning-by-default" approach is responsible for a skyline of sameness.
October 14, 2013, 5am PDT
A decade of high-rise condo construction has transformed Toronto's skyline. But it appears the sky's not the limit when it comes to more skyscrapers. A proposal to build three 80-story towers designed by Frank Gehry has sparked a debate over density.
October 9, 2013, 6am PDT
A city-hired consultant has recommended an expansion of the areas where digital billboards are allowed in Toronto. The sign industry claims the billboards contribute to “vibrancy” but critics argue they're an unwelcome intrusion into public space.