Category Archives: City Planning

Casinos and the public service: a collision of motives

The Province’s hard driving campaign to promote gambling in Ontario has become an ethical train wreck.  The surest sign is the sudden defection of people from high levels of public trust into the employ of casino promoters.  Their recruitment by the industry is a sign of desperation.  Their unconcealed service of private interests, while engaged…
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If you’re serious about economic development…

Like most Torontonians who’ve been drawn into the casino debate, I’m not an expert in economics or the gambling industry.  But I share the sense of skepticism aroused by government’s desperate pressure to turn public opinion. Today, for example, the media reported that 52% of Torontonians are in favour of a Toronto casino.  This survey’s release coincided…
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City Planning: Growth by Accretion, or Growth by Design?

Call us creative, or call us overly ambitious… but we decided to try putting today’s blog in the form of a Prezi.  Click here for a windy and whimsical journey through what is a very long and loquacious look at the role of city planning in Toronto and Vancouver. For those who might fear motion…
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