All posts in NRU Toronto

  • to-post-2-may-29-2020
    CREATING CONNECTED COMMUNITIES
    May 29, 2020, Comments Off

    A new community design concept is re-imagining how public and private spaces can blend more seamlessly together to better create connected communities capable of withstanding the sudden shocks of climate ...

  • to-post-1-may-29-2020
    MAKING A VILLAGE
    May 29, 2020, Comments Off

    The last phase in a large development project that has created a new community on a former industrial site near the Junction neighbourhood is nearing its final approval. At its ...

  • to-post-1-may-22-2020
    ETHICAL SMART CITIES INITIATIVE
    May 22, 2020, Comments Off

    A new initiative being created by graduate design students could help Canadian municipalities determine the best ways to advance smart city initiatives that focus on human-centric design. Thirteen students with ...

  • to-post-1-may-15-2020
    THE MEADOWAY RECOGNIZED WITH CSLA 2020 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
    May 15, 2020, Comments Off

    Perkins&Will’s restoration and revitalization plan for Scarborough’s Meadoway was recognized Wednesday with a Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) 2020 Award of Excellence for Planning and Analysis. To read the ...

  • to-post-2-may-8
    NAVIGATING HERITAGE GUIDELINES
    May 8, 2020, Comments Off

    The Ontario government has suspended public consultations on proposed changes to the Ontario Heritage Act as part of Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act. Originally set to begin ...

  • to-post-1-may-8
    MAKING STRANGE BEDFELLOWS
    May 8, 2020, Comments Off

    The University of Toronto’s School of Cities is launching a program to bring unexpected partners together to pursue new development projects that combine public and private uses in a single ...

  • to-post-1-april-30-2020
    NECESSARY, BUT NOT SUFFICIENT
    May 1, 2020, Comments Off

    While pre-zoning land is a necessary tool for increasing density in neighbourhoods across the City of Toronto, it does not significantly help to reduce development approval timelines. That is the ...

  • to-post-1-april-24-2020
    TALL BUILDING RETROFITS
    April 24, 2020, Comments Off

    Tall building retrofits have the potential to lead to significant cost, water, and energy savings, according to two new case studies recently released by The Atmospheric Fund (TAF). TAF operates ...

  • to-post-1-april-17-2020
    STIMULATING A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY
    April 17, 2020, Comments Off

    Investing in economic renewal with an eye towards combating the climate crisis can boost municipal and provincial economies as governments look to kick-start ailing Canadian businesses amid the continuing COVID-19 ...

  • to-post-2-april-9-2020
    VERTICAL FOREST
    April 9, 2020, Comments Off

    If approved, a development proposed for Yorkville has the potential to contribute significantly to the area’s public realm while providing significant greenery through its design. First Capital Realty is proposing ...