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Urban Planning

Here We Go Again

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: mega-events do little to stimulate growth, strain already-burdened budgets, and in the end rarely deliver on their promises of urban rejuvenation. Back in mid-2015 I was paranoid that Toronto —…

Q&A: Joe Berridge

A partner in Toronto’s Urban Strategies, he has worked on the Manchester Commonwealth Games and a facility at the London Olympics as well as being familiar with the Sydney Olympics and other major urban-centred events.

Drawstrings tightened

If infrastructure funding announcements in the 2016 Federal Budget and 2016 Fall Economic Statement — totalling $180 billion — seemed like a New Year’s party to many in the building industries, 2017’s budget unveiled on March 22nd was more…