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Author Archives: Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited
On April 18, 2016, Dave Hardy, Principal of Hardy Stevenson and Associates and John Stapleton, a fellow at the Metcalf Foundation did a talk on “Toronto: A Tale of Three Cities” organized by Why Should I Care, a non-profit group … Continue reading
Dave Hardy, R.P.P. — July 2016 In 1998, the cities of Etobicoke, York, East York, North York, Scarborough, and Toronto, making up Metropolitan Toronto, were amalgamated into the City of Toronto. In 2014, the Rotary Clubs in Scarborough (coalition of … Continue reading
Scarborough is the major suburban jurisdiction lying to the east of old Toronto. A “community renewal campaign” (kickstarted by Rotarians in 2014) seeks to waken a common identity across Scarborough and bring attention to innovative responses to suburban challenges. The … Continue reading
Is the decline of traditional media and substantive news reporting and the rise of news through social media harming our democracy?
Is the decline of traditional media and substantive news reporting and the rise of news through social media harming our democracy? Dave Hardy’s abbreviated 17 February 2015 presentation to: Why Should I Care? http://whyshouldicare.ca The topic tonight is timely in … Continue reading
Overview This series of discussion papers has been prepared as part of the 2014 Scarborough Community Renewal Campaign, initiated by the Rotary Clubs in Scarborough. The campaign is seeking to raise the profile of the need for social and economic … Continue reading
Overview This Discussion Paper on Economic Development is the first in a series of discussion papers prepared as part of the 2014 Scarborough Community Renewal Campaign (Campaign) initiated by the Rotary Clubs in Scarborough. The Campaign is seeking to raise … Continue reading
Toronto’s councillors of wealthy wards and their chattering elite supporters turned a blind eye on a critical social justice issue for Danzig Street, Ward 44 and all of Scarborough. Instead, they opted to exclude social costs and benefits in deciding the fate of Scarborough’s transit. Our take on how and why assessing socio-economic impacts would have created a better life for Scarborough’s working poor and multicultural community. Continue reading
About 20 years ago, Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited was part of a team that prepared an aggressive strategy for residential, industrial, commercial and institutional waste reduction, reuse and recycling (3Rs) in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). As the urban … Continue reading
Let’s mark World Town Planning Day on November 8 by remembering two bold moves that put Toronto’s people first by addressing changes in the suburbs and affordability. It’s time to reflect on their impacts and use them to inform our City’s ongoing evolution. Continue reading