Design will make or break a neighbourhood–building height won’t

Have you ever joined a community meeting about a new development? “It’s too tall,” you’ll hear neighbours proclaim. “The shadows will be unbearable!”Others suggest that mid rise and tall buildings “should only be built in the city’s core or near a highway.” Otherwise,they will “ruin neighbourhood character!”Whether the proposed development consists of six or sixty […]

<strong>Helsingborg, I’m Coming!</strong>

5 Reasons I’m Excited about the Urban Future Global Conference After more than two years in Canada because of the pandemic, I’m looking forward to attending in-person events again! In June, I will be attending Helsingborg 22, the Urban Future Global Conference. The conference is an annual gathering of minds in urbanism and city-building. Change-makers, […]

Placemaking & Retail Innovation for BIA

This document covers 15 strategies and best-practices from around the world for storefront businesses and BIAs, to inspire and help you improve Ontario’s main streets. Download the PDF here  Utilize Your Real Estate >Brick-and-Mortar & E-Commerce Partnerships Sell physical store products online; display online products in store. Online stores embrace physical stores, mainly by […]

Future GO RER Stations Catalogue

Future GO RER Stations Catalogue Mapping of GO RER Stations that are within 35-minutes from Union Station. The Regional Express Rail (RER) – and Its Potential From the many projects of the Big Move, the one with the potential for the biggest impact is the conversion of the infrequent, one-way, rush-hour GO Rail service into […]

The Future of Bloor Street West

This page is under construction, in the meantime please see: Our vision for the Bloor-Dufferin former TDSB lands Our Vision for the Value Village Site