Development Articles

The following links (in red) take you to some recent relevant articles about city development:

Toronto Storeys, March 14, 2018    Young families have built up a once-neglected neighbourhood.  They somewhat gentrified it.  They beautified it.  They increased its value. Now they believe their efforts — and neighbourhood — are about to be thwarted by a meat-packing plant.   Other articles are other link1,  and other link2,

The Toronto Star, March 12, 2018     If the city continues on its current financial course, it will face a massive $1.42 billion budget gap in just five years, warns a new report from the city’s top bureaucrat.

The Toronto Star, March 5, 2018     Waterfront Toronto’s eagerness to sign a deal with a Google sister company has alarmed experts who warn cities are easy prey for Big Tech and its unquenchable thirst for data.

Canadian & Consulting Engineer, October 2, 2017    Great Gulf acquiring Mirvish Gehry towers project in Toronto.  The development will comprise two towers of 82 and 92 storeys anchored by a multi-level podium.

CBCNews Calgary, September 30, 2017     Flexible zoning is being contemplated in Calgary.  Rules around what goes where could boost residential living in the core and bring more business to communities.

CBCNews Toronto, September 22, updated October 5, 2017   A neighbourhood group in north Toronto is organizing a yard sale on Saturday hoping to raise the tens of thousands of dollars it needs to help pay for its three-year fight against a proposed rental development in the area. 

Globe and Mail Editorial, September 1, 2017.  How density makes for a successful city and why residents and developers must find a happy medium between extremes.

Alex Bozikovic, The Globe and Mail's architecture critic  August 29th.  A discussion of NIMBY-ism vs the reality of population growth in Toronto.  Contains links to other relevant articles.