A Municipal Comparison of Affordable Housing and Homelessness Delivery: Profiles across 11 Canadian city regions
This technical report provides a scan of the ways eleven Canadian cities and urban regions structure their responses to affordable housing and to homelessness. Selected jurisdictions are Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Peel Region, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and the Halifax Region. This data was collected from public sources and, where possible, verified through interviews during 2021.
Unboxing Uptown: The transformation of a main street from the inside out
Unboxing Uptown is the result of a nine-month research and engagement project completed by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) with the City of Brampton. Research for this project revealed that approaches to creating main streets in the context of new development are nascent and evolving. The City of Brampton has a unique opportunity to learn from and improve on this work.
The Case for the Core
Calgary Transforms summarizes what Calgarians told us is happening in their city today. We heard diverse perspectives on what it’s like to live there, what people are concerned about, how they view the city and its organizations and how many are coping with and driving positive change. People from the arts, academia, business and industry, community agencies and many other sectors told us what they see as their successes, where they think needs more work and what their hopes are for a post-pandemic future.
Engaging Black People and Power
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
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
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