Could COVID-19 be the best thing that happened to the traditional Open House?

Could COVID-19 be the best thing that happened to the traditional Open House? CreateTO and City Planning have held its first-ever online-only Open House yesterday, for the HousingNOW revised proposal for 705 Warden St. COVID-19 forced us to rethink and adjust many of our daily routines, and in this specific case of the Open House, […]

Main & Danforth (Community Open House Summary)

Check out our concept for the Danforth GO + Main Street Subway Pedestrian Connection This summary is meant to cover the main points regarding planning and development that were raised in the Open House, October 7, 2019, for the Area Study at Main Street and Danforth Avenue. It is not meant to provide an exhaustive summary […]

CreateTO | HousingNow – 50 Wilson Heights Blvd

This summary is meant to cover the main points regarding planning and development that were raised in the Open House, September 16, 2019, for the development application at 50 Wilson Heights Blvd led by City Staff and CreateTO. It is not meant to provide an exhaustive summary of the recent or cover public comments. About […]

CreateTO | HousingNow – 705 Warden Ave

This summary is meant to cover the main points regarding planning and development that were raised in the Open House, September 12, 2019, for the development application at 705 Warden Ave led by City Staff and CreateTO. It is not meant to provide an exhaustive summary of the recent or cover public comments. About the […]

Part 4: How Not to Miss The RER Opportunity

As transformative as the RER can be, its potential is not treated accordingly by the media or the government organizations. Subway projects like the Relief Line or the potential extension of Line 1 to Richmond Hill, and even the Eglinton Crosstown project, which is an LRT, both received more attention than the RER. This is […]

Part 3: How to Make the Most of the RER?

Because of these differences in access to the stations, the RER supports a very different type of urban structure than a subway does. The stations are far apart, but the high speed of travel means it is easy to travel between stations across a large region. This difference has five major implications for the urban […]

Part 2: How to Tie the RER Station to its Area?

How is the RER Different from a Subway? While the RER will provide frequent all-day service similar to the subway, the two are different and support different urban structures. The general principle of a subway/metro is that the stations are within walking distance for most travellers (even though in Toronto the subway network is so […]

Part 1: What is the GO RER

The RER Potential – and How Not to Miss it In recent years, the province has undertaken a project that has the potential to reshape the Greater Toronto Area. The Regional Express Rail (RER) will convert GO Rail from a network that has limited use beside serving commuters during rush hour, to a frequent transit […]

Just Who Can Afford Real Estate in Toronto and Vancouver?

By: Penelope Graham, Zoocasa   It’s not a new narrative that Canada’s largest urban housing markets have been plagued by eroding affordability. However, a new set of data that pits income tax filings against home prices reveals just how financially steep homeownership can be; even taking into account recent market corrections in Vancouver and Toronto, […]