All posts tagged “development

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Rethinking the tower

The Ryerson City Building Institute recently published a new report called, Rethinking the Tower: Innovations for Housing Attainability in Toronto. It looks at four possible approaches to improving housing attainability/affordability in the city: Micro Living: Well-designed micro units can offer a cost-effective alternative to conventional… Read More

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Height vs. density

This Planetizen article (2014) by Brent Toderian surfaced over the weekend. It is about tall buildings and why we should be focused more on how they are designed, as opposed to just how tall they are. Brent talks about this in terms of “density done… Read More

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Change, somewhere else

I went snowboarding today. As always it was a lot of fun. If only Toronto had mountains. Here is a Canadian video about snowboarding from 1985 that, I think, does an excellent job demonstrating how resistant to change we humans can sometimes be. The video… Read More

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Cost-plus pricing

Today, Urbanation released its Q4-2018 market highlights report for the Greater Toronto Area.  The general media will pick up these numbers and tell you that there’s been a precipitous decline in the number of new condominium sales. But the reality is that 20,028 units were… Read More

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The geography of gyms

Richard Florida and Patrick Adler recently looked at the geography of gyms across the United States. They analyzed 17 different fitness chains, over 10,000 gyms, and nearly 5,000 zip codes. Full article over here at CityLab. The findings probably won’t surprise you, but it’s still… Read More

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Risk game

“Francis is one of the most decisive people I know. He made a commitment to invest in our first venture capital fund in a five-minute cab we shared to work one morning.” —Fred Wilson, Co-Founder, Venture Capitalist, and Blogger, Union Square Ventures Francis Greenburger, who… Read More