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Metro Vancouver transit referendum: Vote Yes!

Metro Vancouver transit referendum: Vote Yes!

Metro Vancouver is facing a critical choice this spring. From March 16 to May 29, 2015 residents of the region...

Boston’s Bridj: another innovative addition to local transit

Boston’s Bridj: another innovative addition to local transit

In Boston, a private shuttle service is revolutionalizing urban trips. Bridj moves passengers between Kendall Square, Brookline, Allston, Back Bay,...

How dense should Eglington be?

How dense should Eglington be?

With the Eglington Crosstown LRT scheduled for completion by 2020, developers are eyeing sites along its 19km length. Eglington is...

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...

Vancouver’s CACs do little to supply affordable housing

Vancouver’s CACs do little to supply affordable housing

Community Amenity Contributions (CACs) are one of the contributions developers are required to make in Vancouver to support affordable housing,...

Travelling to YYZ is about to get better–at a price

Travelling to YYZ is about to get better–at a price

Many cities have rail links to their airports, including Vancouver, New York, London, Amsterdam, and Paris. Although many of these...

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...

Restore the mandatory long-form Census

Restore the mandatory long-form Census

In July 2010, the decision to scrap the long-form Census was made quickly and with very little time to mount...

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....

Walking Queen Street

Walking Queen Street

Yesterday urban planners Asher Mercer (Urban ID Consulting) and Edward Nixon (EN Consulting Group) hosted a walk along Queen Street...

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