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December 6, 2019, Comments Off

As interest grows in using mass timber as a primary building material, its supporters are highlighting its substantial environmental advantages, along with several other major benefits. Building and construction experts …

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NEIGHBOURHOOD RENEWAL

December 3, 2019, Comments Off

A new land use policy proposal would allow greater heights and densities around a major transit node east of downtown and is intended to help revitali ...

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DIVERSIFYING USES

December 3, 2019, Comments Off

Redevelopment of a large city-owned site would bring more diverse uses to the Danforth-Coxwell community and would likely incent new development to th ...

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RETROACTIVE POLICIES

January 14, 2019, Comments Off

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal has granted a motion by GWL Realty Advisors confirming that three City of Toronto policies guiding development in t ...

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    VERGE OF GREATNESS
    January 14, 2019, Comments Off

    As billions of dollars continue to be invested in residential and commercial real estate, infrastructure and transportation planning in Toronto’s downtown core, design experts are encouraging the city to consider ...

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    CREATING UNCERTAINTY
    January 4, 2019, Comments Off

    2018 was a year of uncertainty with campaigns for both the provincial and municipal elections consuming much of the year. The election of the new Progressive Conservative provincial government heralded ...

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    CULTURAL GATEWAY
    January 4, 2019, Comments Off

    Plans to build a new Estonian cultural centre in the Annex offers potential for a new community hub for Estonians across Toronto, as well as a gateway to the Madison ...

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    ARCHAIC ZONING
    October 29, 2018, Comments Off

    Hampered by archaic zoning by-laws and limited transit connectivity, Mount Dennis is slowly evolving from its industrial past into a vibrant and sustainable community. Historically a working-class neighbourhood in Toronto’s ...

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    PARKDALE DEMANDS
    October 29, 2018, Comments Off

    A draft community benefits framework could be part of the solution to Parkdale’s affordable housing crisis. The Parkdale Community Benefits Framework is intended to shape development in a way that ...

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    REDEFINING NEIGHBOURHOODS
    October 15, 2018, Comments Off

    In the second of a four-part series on planning and development in each of the city’s community planning districts, NRU sat down with Etobicoke York District staff for a wide-ranging ...