A New Life for Old City Hall

Possible future uses for Toronto’s iconic Old City Hall with case studies from around town and across the globe.

Published:  November 22, 2016

“In 2015, City of Toronto staff embarked on a study to determine future uses for Old City Hall, a beloved landmark in the heart of Canada’s largest city. This report does not put forth recommendations, but intends to spark creative thinking and inspire a public discussion.”

Suburbs on Track

A collaboration with the Ontario Home Builders’ Association that provides several recommendations for developing transit-oriented communities.

Published:  September 7, 2016

“The province of Ontario is investing over $32 billion in new subways, light rail, rapid busways and regional express rail over the next 10 to 15 years outside of downtown Toronto. These suburbs and regional municipalities have an opportunity to realize the benefits of transit-oriented communities that are walkable and safe, support local businesses, generate ridership to pay for transit operations and provide more mobility choices and affordable housing options.”

Getting Growth on Track

Policy solutions, tools, and approaches to strengthen the links between transit investments and planning in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Published:  October 14, 2015

“To support the Province of Ontario’s 10-year co-ordinated land use planning review, CBI convened subject matter experts to address the most serious planning issue in Ontario: how we plan for growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. How we manage this growth is paramount to the sustainability and economic prosperity of our region.”

The State of City Building

This project comprises the State of City Building Report and the Citylinx database of non-governmental GTHA city building organizations.

Published:  July 15, 2015

“We hope that this report will be used as a resource for governments, corporations, foundations, and individuals who seek to engage with specific focus areas. We want to make this growing database widely available to create further effective and collaborative city building.”

Bridging Divides

This report summarizes this unique public forum where three GTA mayors joined urban experts to propose strategies aimed at bridging the growing divides in our cities.

Published:  May 13, 2015

“Our cities are facing growing divides such as uneven access to services and housing, congestion and transit shortfalls, income polarization, and political divisions. This project brings together experts across disciplines to collaborate and develop solutions for actionable change in the GTHA.”