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Ride hailing in Toronto

Earlier this year, the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI) published this report on the impacts of ride hailing services in the City of Toronto. And then today, the Ryerson City Building Institute leveraged it to opine on how “on-demand tech” might improve transit… Read More

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Toronto’s great streets

Last week the Ryerson City Building Institute published a terrific report on Toronto’s Great Streets. It profiles five streets in the city that have been “redesigned for greatness.” They are: Harbord Street (continuous bike lanes) Roncesvalles Avenue (placemaking and people) St. Clair Avenue West (dedicated streetcar… Read More

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Revisiting road pricing

Following the Toronto Transit Commission’s approval of a 10-cent fare hike, Cherise Burda of the Ryerson City Building Institute penned an article titled: It’s time for Toronto to consider road tolls. I am a big supporter of road pricing and I have written a lot… Read More

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School of Real Estate

I’ve been getting a lot of (email) questions lately about what to study in order to become a real estate developer. So I thought I would reblog this post that talks about exactly that. I wrote it over a year ago and I almost forgot it existed.… Read More

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#DensityCreep

The Toronto Star published an article today called: Midtowners battle the rise of the midrise. It’s about a group called The Density Creep Neighborhood Alliance, which was formed in order to fight a 4 storey stacked townhouse project that is currently going through the rezoning… Read More

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When the crowd builds a city

I’ve been following and checking out Kickstarter pretty much since the beginning. But it wasn’t until last night that I backed my first project.  After doing that, I immediately started thinking about urban projects that might be able to also get crowdfunded using Kickstarter. How… Read More

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Turning post into talk

I’m going to be turning one of my blog posts (“Why Toronto should stop complaining about all its condos”) into a talk at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management on March 10th, 2014 at 6:30pm. But since it’s an academic setting, they wanted me to… Read More