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Toronto presses for bailout from province, Ottawa to meet $700-million budget shortfall

Mayor John Tory says gap is owing to Covid-19-related spending and revenue losses → Read More

Sales of Greenbelt land raise questions for Ford

A substantial piece of the Greenbelt sold for $80-million, weeks before government publicly revealed its plans → Read More

Ontario boosts ‘strong mayor’ powers to fast track housing development in Toronto and Ottawa

Opposition criticizes moves as ‘anti-democratic’; Municipal Affairs Minister says reforms are needed to speed home building → Read More

GO Transit bus routes cancelled after drivers go on strike

The strike began today after Metrolinx and the union representing the workers failed to secure a new contract during weekend negotiations → Read More

Ontario planning development of 50,000 new homes on protected Greenbelt land

The Ford government is proposing to release up to 7,400 acres of the Greenbelt in areas that are close to existing communities, after repeatedly promising not to → Read More

John Tory warns cut in development fees will cost Toronto hundreds of millions

The mayor said the Ontario government’s move to cut development charges on lower-priced housing could be a good idea to encourage construction, but that Toronto can’t be made to bear the financial shortfall → Read More

Voter turnout in Ontario municipal elections drops to new low

High profile mayoral races in some cities, increased online voting access fail to attract more voters in Monday’s Ontario municipal elections → Read More

John Tory wins third term as mayor in Toronto municipal election

Toronto re-elects John Tory as mayor, even in the face of a deepening housing crisis and a perception that city services are deteriorating → Read More

Skyscrapers tower over derelict buildings in downtown Winnipeg. Can another push lure people to the city’s core?

Winnipeggers, who vote in municipal elections on Oct. 26, see some hope for their evolving city centre, but also signs of the damage done by the pandemic → Read More

Toronto’s housing crisis is top of mind as the city heads to the polls

Housing has emerged as one of the top issues in the Toronto election campaign. Will the winners push back against local neighbourhood opposition to get more homes built? → Read More

As Toronto’s renter population grows, a majority-homeowner city council sparks concerns

As Toronto prepares to elect its next crop of local politicians in the city’s municipal election on Oct. 24, critics say a council led overwhelmingly by homeowners can’t properly represent the people it leads → Read More

Toronto’s parks, transit and roads are falling apart. Can the next mayor stop their decline before it gets worse?

After more than a decade of mayor-driven austerity, Toronto has a growing backlog of infrastructure repairs, big and small. Whoever wins Oct. 24′s municipal election has a costly job ahead – or will see public services deteriorate further → Read More

New spin on parking spaces during pandemic reaps benefits

Cities are debating the use of acres of urban land as parking after the pandemic shone new light on how those spaces can be used in a more creative and valuable way → Read More

Ontario Place redevelopment faces new hurdles after private partner exits

Quebec-based adventure tourism provider Écorécréo is no longer involved in the Toronto waterfront site’s redevelopment, two senior sources in the provincial government say → Read More

Premier Doug Ford set to give Toronto and Ottawa mayors veto powers through ‘super mayor’ system

The system would initially apply on a trial basis in Ottawa and Toronto, with the possibility of being expanded to other cities → Read More

Toronto city council hikes development charges, adding tens of thousands to cost of new housing units

As Toronto faces a housing affordability crisis, city council votes to raise development charges for residential buildings by 46 per cent → Read More

COVID-19 changed public spaces, but many cities have retreated

While advocates called for a move to more livable communities, the experience in Canada has proven more halting, and less permanent, than in other countries → Read More

Mississauga faces the growing urban challenge of a shrinking population

The hollowing out of once-bustling neighbourhoods – like the Ontario city’s Cooksville community – makes it harder to run nearby businesses, fill schools or justify money for local civic priorities → Read More

Canadians’ after-tax income surged in 2020 with help from COVID-19 benefits, new census shows

Median after-tax household income grew 9.8 per cent to $73,000 in 2020 from 2015 – much faster than the 4.5 per cent growth from 2010 to 2015 → Read More

Creative thinker designed a classic Toronto Red Rocket streetcar

His busy practice saw him working on projects ranging from public transportation vehicles to a Brita water-filter jug, and also taught generations of industrial design students → Read More