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Toronto's Great Streets

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Can Small Business Survive?

TAXED OUT examines effects of skyrocketing commercial property taxes


Welcome to the Ryerson City Building Institute. We are a small, dynamic organization, based in Toronto, focused on tackling the urban issues of our time through multidisciplinary research and public engagement. Stay on top of our news, profiles, events and commentary via our blog and newsletter.

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Meet the City Builders of Ryerson University

July 5, 2018 in City Building, Ryerson, Student Course Events, Transportation/Transit

Celebrate winning ShapeLab designs July 10

Earlier this year, the City Building Institute participated in the development of ShapeLab, an experiential learning program from partners the City of Toronto and Ryerson's Office of Social Innovation. During…
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April 24, 2018 in Housing, Ryerson, Student Course Events, Urban Development

Mixing It Up: Students showcase the Future of Mixed-Use Development

By Claire Nelischer Toronto is booming, with a downtown population that’s expected to double to 500,000 by 2041. If the goal is to accommodate this growth in complete communities where…
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Our practical, on-the-ground research provides background and solutions related to urban development, regional planning, transit and more.

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Our Policy Papers

Our policy papers represent an informed, considerate viewpoint and urge a way forward on critical city building issues.

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