Our public realm and community services are critical to developing thriving urban environments. As our high-rises facilitate extreme density in our core, are we diluting the diversity and inclusivity of our communities and therefore, our potential to develop social capital?Read More
As our city pace gets faster, and new tech seem to launch every month, it’s more important than ever to consider how emerging technologies impact our human experience in cities. Self-driving cars are quickly becoming viable, and while the prospect of this change in lifestyle is exciting, what will be their impact on congestion, safety, public space, and human interaction?Read More
With the entire world in "fast-forward", the quality of our engagement with the surrounding environment has never been so crucial. Passive House offers us the opportunity to create impact within our built environment as the world pushes us to create positive change in our real estate and development industries.
Learn what the future of housing looks like and why it's so important.Read More
Last week, after months of review, the City Council approved the proposed plan for a 21 acre Park in the downtown core. The park will span overtop the existing rail corridor between Blue Jays Way and Bathurst. This transformative project while undoubtedly increasing the livability of our city, also comes with a minimum $1.7 Billion price tag. In this post I explore the benefits of the project, but also ask the tougher question of how does this multi billion dollar park become a reality?Read More
On Tuesday afternoon, all three levels of government along with a representative from Waterfront communities and Sidewalk Labs announced their official plans for a new tech-focused neighbourhood on the eastern waterfront. The project, which seems like a standard development plan announcement is in fact, a HUGE and transformative step in Toronto and ultimately, the world’s perspective on building standards and urban planning.Read More
The Don Valley Brickworks is a perfect example of our city's potential to develop innovative urban plans that are simultaneously sustainable but also effective at uniting communities and educating insight on green cities and developing sustainable buildings.Read More