Urban Planning

age-friendly communities

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Promise of age-friendly communities rings false

Recent analysis of how Canadian suburbs accommodate aging residents concludes that the streetscapes, housing mix and array of neighbourhood services and amenities typically fail to meet seniors' needs.
JP Thornton


JP Thornton joins Kasian’s Toronto team

Kasian has announced that JP Thornton has joined its Toronto office as Principal and Commercial Leader, effective May 24, 2016. In this role, Thornton will

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Student proposals tackle infrastructure needs

Planning students competing in the Cities of Tomorrow Showcase and Student Ideas Competition, proposed solutions to municipal issues such as infrastructure.
energy reporting

REMI Network

Waterfront Toronto names new president & CEO

Waterfront Toronto’s Board of Directors has named William Fleissig as its new president and chief executive officer effective January 2016.

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Why Toronto needs green space networks

Green space in Toronto isn’t expanding at the same rate as new development. In response, a new study asks us to shift our focus and see parks as networks.

REMI Network

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal designs on display

Five design proposals for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park in Toronto will be on public display at Toronto City Hall from
Toronto Skyline

REMI Network

Jennifer Keesmaat picks T.O. City Resolve winner

One Torontonian has won a chance to sip coffee and talk livable cities with Jennifer Keesmaat, chief planner for the City of Toronto. The Urban
Downtown Kitchener

Canadian Property Management

The strategy behind Kitchener’s revitalization

About 15 years ago, the streets of downtown Kitchener, Ont. were full of abandoned factories, decaying buildings and empty parking lots. The Canadian dollar was
Toronto City Hall


Toronto eyes development permit system

Toronto is taking steps towards implementing a development permit system to make the planning application process more efficient and predictable.

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Competition driving green building momentum

Experts speaking at the Green Real Estate conference in Toronto said that green building competition is leading to incremental change in the suburbs.
concept app

Canadian Property Management

Tech sector driving growth in Waterloo

The tech sector is driving growth in Waterloo region. To manage a growing population, the area is looking to increase density and expand transit.
Queen's Park

Canadian Property Management

Ontario Municipal Board reform still polarizing

Calls for Ontario Municipal Board reform are on the rise. But the OMB is a contentious issue, and experts cannot agree on how to move forward.
Metrogate Park in Toronto

Building Strategies & Sustainability

The benefits of urban parks

The economic and environmental benefits of urban parks are many. But as demand for land rises, cities must be creative when building new spaces.
Suburban Development

Canadian Property Management

The changing needs of suburban development

Experts say that suburban developments must start increasing density to pay for growth and meet residents' demands.