In search of the elusive Lawren Harris “Toronto House”
I had no idea Harris painted city life.
Want Amazon’s new HQ in your town? Must have bike lanes, says Amazon
Ontario introducing $50,000 fines for careless drivers causing death
That’s great, but I hate how the Liberals don’t do anything unless there’s an election on the horizon. They could have saved lives by doing this years ago.
How chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat tried to stop the Scarborough subway
As the top bureaucrat announces her departure from city hall, the untold story of how she tried but failed to prevent what’s been called the city’s biggest transit “boondoggle” can be found in her email inbox
Toronto’s outspoken chief planner quits
How an urban farming collective is planting seeds of change
Pizza Pizza fight began with complaint that order took too long, witness says
Canadians being polite as usual
King Street pilot project wins city council approval
Good… I think? The plan is a little confusing. Simpler to just make it transit / bike / pedestrian only.
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.