Category Archives: Communities

A Future Vision for Scarborough – by Morgen Peers

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

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We Are Scarborough

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

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Mitigate Municipal Headaches with Timely Tweets

Discover how Twitter can help your town, city or region to avoid issues and communicate with your community, especially during infrastructure construction projects or events. Continue reading

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Toronto’s Chattering Elites and Scarborough’s Transit Victims

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

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Nine Lessons on Making Multi-Family Homes More Resilient

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

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Seven Ways to Rethink Toronto’s Resiliency

Seven ways the recent ice storm, earlier power outages and floods enable us to consider whether municipal sustainability plans for Toronto and other municipalities should be reconsidered through the lens of resiliency planning. How different would social and environmental planning for food, climate change, energy, economic development, healthy communities, natural assets and transportation be if seen through the lens of ‘resiliency’? Continue reading

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We Built Toronto with People’s Needs at the Forefront

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

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