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German cities adapt quickly to new refugees

German cities adapt quickly to new refugees

By now we’ve all heard about the Syrian refugee crisis and listened to the arguments for and against welcoming high...

Why tearing down 1.7km of the Gardiner Expressway is the cheapest option

Why tearing down 1.7km of the Gardiner Expressway is the cheapest option

Today, Toronto City Councillors received a staff report that could have major implications on a longstanding issue: what to do...

A detailed look at how Toronto voted in 2014

A detailed look at how Toronto voted in 2014

Election maps are hot, but this one shows what happened in a lot more detail. Web developer and designer Pete...

Undoing Ford’s damage

Undoing Ford’s damage

John Tory hasn’t been sworn in as mayor yet, but he’s already trying to undo some of the damage Rob...

Tonight’s story is John Tory

Tonight’s story is John Tory

In what was surely the most-anticipated municipal mayoral race of my lifetime, October 27th marked the finish line: election day....

Civic crowdfunding in Hamilton

Civic crowdfunding in Hamilton

Funding shortfalls are common among cities, as this year’s municipal elections have shown. While many governments are turning to public-private...

Untapped demand for transit-accessible housing

Untapped demand for transit-accessible housing

According to the 2014 Home Location Preference Survey, conducted in the Toronto area by Environics for RBC and the Pembina...

Crowdfunded bus enters the fray in Toronto

Crowdfunded bus enters the fray in Toronto

A couple of enterprising folks are proposing a crowdfunded bus from Liberty Village to Union Station in Toronto, to provide...

Vote carefully…very very carefully. But read first

Vote carefully…very very carefully. But read first

Municipal elections are still over a month away, so voters have plenty of time for a little light reading. I...

Lower drivers’ licensing rate among Alberta youth

Lower drivers’ licensing rate among Alberta youth

A couple of months ago, I reported that vehicle licensing rates among youth and young adults in British Columbia had...

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