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Innovations for housing attainability in Toronto


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News and insights from the world of city building


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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.

News & Stories

Meet the City Builders of Ryerson University

December 10, 2018 in City Building, Housing, Profiles, Ryerson

Towards Equity and Inclusion in City’s Neglected Towers: Sara Edge

Ryerson research project studies North Etobicoke high-rise towers and quality of life for immigrant newcomers. Toronto’s downtown is booming, with cranes building glittering high-rise condo towers on practically every block.…
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September 4, 2018 in Profiles, Ryerson, Transportation/Transit

Practice-Ready Research into Active Transportation: Raktim Mitra

Raktim Mitra is an Associate Professor within the Ryerson University School of Urban and Regional Planning, and co-director of TransForm Lab, a hub for policy-relevant transportation research. Through his work,…
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Our Reports

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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