Canada’s Main Streets and Small Businesses Face Extreme Uncertainty According to New Research Study
December 7, 2020
Vancity, Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB), and the Canadian Urban Institute, today released research that examines seven of Canada’s main streets, offering insight into how small businesses have been impacted by COVID-19 since April.
Already battered by COVID, Canada’s main streets need immediate action as winter approaches
October 7, 2020
A new report, produced by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) with partners across the country, urgently shines a light on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on main streets in Canada, and is offering dozens of actions for governments, business and community leaders to strengthen local economies, neighbourhoods, and communities.
Main Street Design Challenge releases online playbook for World Architecture Day
October 5, 2020
A collection of design solutions that can be implemented during and after the COVID-19 pandemic to help Canada’s hard-hit main streets are being released today in the Main Street Design Challenge Playbook, from the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).
Preparing Toronto for Resilience
July 7, 2020
When Mary Rowe, the head of the Canadian Urban Institute, moved to New Orleans to begin a fellowship in the fall of 2005, she found herself in a city that had been ravaged by Hurricane Katrina — buildings, neighbourhoods, and lives literally swept away when the levees broke. Also gone, as New Orleans’ poorest residents quickly discovered, were many of the city’s social and governmental systems — which had become notoriously corrupt and ineffective over decades.