In It Together: Bringing Back Canada’s Main Streets
A new report from the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) with partners across the country urgently shines a light on the impacts of COVID-19 on main streets in Canada, and offers dozens of actions for governments, business and community leaders to strengthen local economies, neighborhoods and communities.
Main Street Design Challenge Playbook
The Design Challenge Playbook reflects the importance of design in revitalizing our streets and showcases creative and practical interventions to help us build back better than ever.The designs come from architects and students, planners and placemakers, community animators and artists. They range widely, from the highly prescriptive to the more conceptual. In some cases, they serve as blueprints; in other cases, they provide inspiration, with key details to be locally crafted.
COVID Signpost: Regional Perspectives
Housing for Older Canadians: Designing the Project
Designing the Project provides an overview of the design and development process for creating housing for the “over 55” market. It includes examples of successful housing models and projects. These examples are a useful resource for housing developers, municipalities and non-profits groups who are creating affordable seniors housing.
Bring Back Main Street: Block Studies
To better understand how COVID-19 has impacted main streets and businesses, Vancouver City Savings credit union (Vancity), Vancity Community Investment Bank, and the Canadian Urban Institute conducted a series of seven Block Studies in British Columbia and Ontario.
Rapid Placemaking to Bring Back Main Streets
The Pandemic Recovery Toolkit for Local Communities provides examples of programming and interventions, as well provides advice on how to use inclusive process for rapid placemaking. It is can be used by residents, community groups, BIAs/BIDs, and city staff working to revive main streets and core spaces in big cities, suburbs and small towns.
Housing for Older Canadians: Understanding the Market
Housing for Older Canadians is the definitive guide for understanding the “over 55” housing market. This volume provides an overview of demographics, trends and housing options: a useful resource for developers, municipalities and senior’s organizations.
The Ontario Food Terminal: A Priceless Hub in Ontario’s Food Value Chain
Quantifying the Value of Canadian Downtowns: A Research Toolkit
Adaptive Controls for Roadway and Parking Lighting
Rethinking Surface Parking for Pedestrian Friendly Office Development
Mississauga Living Green Master Plan
Apartment Licensing in Toronto: A solution in search of a problem?
An evaluation of some of the likely costs and benefits of licensing rental apartments, based on the experiences of other North American cities that have licensing programs, as well as data on housing quality in those cities and comparisons with cities that do not license rental apartments