In short, yesterday’s vote at city council, on the phasing in of the completed Sherbourne bike track coinciding with the return of the convertible fifth wheel lane on Jarvis for cars, comes down to five practical things: As a cyclist-commuter, you won’t be getting a completed Sherbourne bike track until … Continue reading
On August 8th, the city is holding the last of four public consultations on the city-led, year-long misson to determine the best funding and implementation plan for the Port Lands. With only one consultation period left, there’s still the matter of how we’ll invest in city-building for the the next hundred years. Continue reading
I know next to nothing about city planning.
Yet I found myself near maximum giddy yesterday at the announcement Toronto had found itself a chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat. Why? Because people who do know a thing or two about urbanism and city planning seemed to be excited. Very, very excited. Continue reading
Solving complex problems means making trade-offs — but Ford’s short-sightedness means his solutions are often contradictory and he doesn’t even know it. Take sewage, for instance… Continue reading
Emma Jenkin Originally published at her blog. No, seriously. I love this. “Austrian Town Turns Itself Into Virtual Library” Scattered around the city of Klagenfurt are 70 QR codes and?NFC?chips. When you scan them with your smartphone, you are taken to a site where you can download a book from … Continue reading
In the first instalment of a twice-monthly feature, Toronto Citizens will discuss messaging, political strategy and tactics with Ontario Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Director Trish Hennessy and Massey fellow and U of T political academic James McKee. This week: Whither OneCity? David Hains: OneCity made a dramatic splash when … Continue reading