Toronto’s ambitious bike plan, one year later
As you might expect, a little disappointing
We Bought a Crack House
Everyone’s favourite hate read this week, in which a yuppie couple evict a bunch of poor people so they can renovate their third property and blow $1-million through a series of poor decisions
My daily commute by bike turned me into a witness of a truly tragic event
We will look back on how our roads are structured in decades to come and consider it barbaric.
Axing OMB boosts cities’ planning power – for better or for worse
On the proposed replacement for the not well-loved Ontario Municipal Board
The dirty secret of Toronto’s bacteria-laced harbour
While the city tests for E. coli at Toronto’s beaches, a few kilometres away, in the city’s inner harbour — home to boating clubs, windsurfers and paddleboarders — elevated E. coli levels are considered so common, no government agency is even routinely testing.
A community divided: The fight over Canadian values threatens to boil over in Peel
A comic that combines the TTC with magical monsters. I’m in!
Downtown Toronto went all in with a pair of Kings
Re: rezoning of King St in the 90s
Desperation Sets in for House Hunters in Toronto’s Red-Hot Market – Bloomberg
Good look at the real estate situation in Toronto within a broader North American context.
Streetcars are Toronto’s civic treasure and the King St. plan gives them their due
Besides, if you want to drive without streetcars in the way, you have your pick of all kinds of other cities. You can go to Hamilton, or Mississauga, or Pickering. You can go most places, and they won’t have streetcars. We do have them, and they’re a civic treasure. It’s about time we treat them like it.
OMB Reform: Contested development
Star feature on the shady Ontario Municipal Board, the unaccountable provincial body that has the final say in development approvals in Toronto
Transit First For King Street?
Steve Munro analyzes the options proposed for King Street
Kathleen Wynne stopping John Tory’s plan for tolls on DVP, Gardiner
The Ontario Liberals don’t believe in anything, do they?
Downtown Toronto home appreciates 62% in two years
Bathurst Station Bids Goodbye to Honest Ed’s
They hired Honest Ed’s sign painters to do the station signage. Wish I had seen this in person – I grew up just down the street and both of these places were landmarks of my youth.