Monthly Archives: May 2015

A false dilemma about Section 37 deals

I’ve been urging that we manage public-private partnerships differently, and that we use Section 37 agreements to better effect.  I should be more careful what I wish for. Affordable housing is already possible under Section 37 of the Provincial Planning Act.  Only a small portion of the developers contributions have been used for this purpose.The City…
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The failure of start-ups in Toronto: a bit of forensics

The City of Toronto, like many other municipalities, invests in incubators and small business development on one hand, but fails to give them much business through contract bidding on the other.  Their lengthy, time-consuming procurement process largely favours the 800lbs gorillas, leaving many new start-ups without the benefit of the biggest buyer in town's attention.

People wonder why some cities  lack the innovation and progressive ideas of the start-ups within them. We unearth the forensics behind it all!

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