All posts tagged “greenbelt

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The yellowbelt

We talk a lot about the greenbelt here in Toronto. Some argue that it’s squeezing the housing market and driving up prices. But what about the yellowbelt? (Credit to Gil Meslin for the term.) Here is a land use map of Toronto: The yellow areas… Read More

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Sprawling, but affordable

The Wall Street Journal recently published an interesting article that ties in nicely with two of my recent posts. My post about North American population growth and my post about the San Francisco pro-development group known as BARF. The WSJ article is about the growing divide… Read More

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Is Toronto’s urban growth boundary really making the city less affordable?

This morning the Globe and Mail published an article by Toronto’s chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, called Greenbelts make cities more livable, affordable and transit-friendly. The headline immediately caught my attention because conventional economic wisdom would suggest that supply constraints – whether natural or artificially created – generally… Read More