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
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.
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