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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Gordie Howe Bridge between Detroit and Windsor will have bike lane and pedestrian access

The only party opposed to the building of a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor is the businessman who owns the existing Ambassador Bridge. Manual Moroun has been trying to block the new bridge, named for hockey great Gordie Howe, for years, fearing that it will drain his profits. A huge volume of trade crosses… Continue Reading

Calls for government action to balance homes market as prices, sales soar in February

The president of the Toronto Real Estate Board has once again called on all three levels of government to turn their attention to the supply of homes for sale in the Toronto area in order to bring the market back into balance and moderate price growth. Larry Cerqua wants governments to revisit existing land-use designations… Continue Reading

Urban designers, architects invited to enter 2017 Toronto Urban Design Awards

Although architecture and to a lesser extent design would seem to be the most concrete of disciplines, their raw materials being steel, glass, brick, and yes, concrete, architects and designers are actually much given to abstract thought as well. A well-known practitioner of design, Alexander Holder of Harvard university’s Graduate School of Design and the… Continue Reading

Food waste to be banned from disposal, landfill as Ontario moves towards waste free, circular economy

Food waste to be banned from disposal, landfill as Ontario moves towards waste free, circular economy

The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change for Ontario has released an unusually detailed outline of the government’s plans to transform Ontario into a zero-waste, circular economy in which 80 per cent of waste will be diverted from landfill by the year 2050. Achieving this “visionary goal” will require producers to take full responsibility… Continue Reading

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