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TOcore: DRP Reviews City's Plan for Downtown Evolution

Between two towers, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 14, 2017 5:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By 2041, the population of Downtown Toronto is expected to practically double, swelling from 250,000 to 475,000 residents. As the core's residential density increases, the clustering of employment ... read more

UofT Lecture featuring Andrew Holder on Sufficient Density

February 14, 2017 10:45 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
The University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced a lecture by Andrew Holder of The LADG. Held at the Koffler house on March 3rd, ... read more

Explainer: Diagrid Structural Framework

30 St Mary Axe in London, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 8, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
Ever run into the word 'diagrid' and wonder what it means? This week's 'Explainer' delves into this specialized structural framework, in use since the late 19th century. Although the design was ... read more

Explainer: Vancouverism

February 1, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
As part of the SkyriseCities network, SkyriseVancouver is our newest addition and is committed to providing the same great local development coverage and discussion that you’ve come to expect from ... read more

Explainer: Tactical Urbanism

January 18, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
With the constant debate on public space and how it should be used, this week's 'Explainer' looks into Tactical Urbanism, a planning term that refers to how both the community and government could ... read more