Jul 16, 2019 / Livable Communities

Ontario’s Greenbelt benefits us all

We love the Greenbelt and it’s no wonder. Ontario’s Greenbelt is vital to the prosperity of our region and the well-being of citizens. Did…Read More

May 31, 2019 / Livable Communities

Why is the Ontario Municipal Board back? Because developers want it.

Remember the Ontario Municipal Board, known as the OMB, where developers, citizens and municipalities went to resolve disputes about a development? It was expensive,…Read More

May 09, 2019 / Livable Communities

Ontario is making sprawl developer dreams come true

Ontario spent years on a plan to grow smartly – to build a variety of housing in the places people want to live, while…Read More

Apr 24, 2019 / Livable Communities

Everyone deserves a place to call home – so how can we improve housing affordability?

The last time people were priced out of the housing market was in the early 1990s. Back then, the options were limited to owning…Read More

Apr 17, 2019 / Livable Communities

9 reasons why house prices are still so high in Toronto and Greater Golden Horseshoe

Toronto is now on the list of some of the most unaffordable cities in the world and prices are rising all over the Greater…Read More

Mar 28, 2019 / Livable Communities

Public transit and housing go together – but one size doesn’t fit all

A recent TVO article declared that the home-building industry lobby wants the province to override public planning processes and municipal approvals to make room…Read More

Feb 27, 2019 / Clean Economy / Climate Change / Movement Building

My trip to Florida in an electric vehicle

My partner and I took our first road trip to Florida this winter. We usually spend the cold, snowy months at home taking in…Read More

Feb 05, 2019 / Livable Communities

Want to increase housing supply? Don’t dismantle the Growth Plan

Like many Ontarians, I want to ensure we have affordable housing options and the transportation choices we need, so our children and grandchildren can…Read More

May 09, 2018 / Livable Communities

It’s possible. We can build housing, fight gridlock AND expand the Greenbelt

As our population grows, where and how we build housing will affect our economy, jobs, traffic and municipal debt. For too long, urban sprawl…Read More

Feb 09, 2018 / Livable Communities

Victory! Environmentally destructive Highway 413 has been stopped, signaling a shift to healthy, low carbon communities

The cancellation of the environmental assessment of the GTA West highway (aka highway 413) is a game changer. It shows that there is growing…Read More