“We are not moving.” This was the site supervisor at Lafarge Canada’s lake-side cement depot this afternoon, and it could easily be the substance of a letter that Waterfront Toronto received from the concrete company this morning. LaFarge’s property, which sits at the mouth of a future, naturalized Don River, made … Continue reading
“A public hearing in a big city is apt to be a curious affair, simultaneously discouraging and heartening. Sometimes the sessions are calm and speedy; but often they are tumultuous and last not only all day, but far into the night. Whole segments of city life, problems of neighbourhood upon neighborhood, district upon district, parades of remarkable personalities, all come alive in this room…” Continue reading
On August 8th, the city is holding the last of four public consultations on the city-led, year-long misson to determine the best funding and implementation plan for the Port Lands. With only one consultation period left, there’s still the matter of how we’ll invest in city-building for the the next hundred years. Continue reading
In which Neville does an awful lot of thinking while walking through Parkdale and Liberty Village at night. Spoiler: she doesn’t like Liberty Village. Continue reading
I know next to nothing about city planning.
Yet I found myself near maximum giddy yesterday at the announcement Toronto had found itself a chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat. Why? Because people who do know a thing or two about urbanism and city planning seemed to be excited. Very, very excited. Continue reading