Vancouver developer PCI Group said on 10 September the city’s largest transit-oriented office tower outside downtown, Marine Gateway, had signed up its anchor commercial tenant, natural gas engine & vehicle engineer Westport Innovations.
International consulting firm Mercer Delta has recommended that the Toronto Waterfront Revitalisation Corp be turned into an “empowered development corporation”. Mercer Delta was commissioned by the waterfront corporation and told it this was the kind of governance waterfront revitalisation authorities had in leading cities around the world. Toronto’s waterfront corporation is an animal formed in […]
Toronto Waterfront Revitalisation Corp’s final plans for the 33ha first stage of the proposed $C17 billion revamp of the city’s shoreline will be put to the city council in October, for a start on work in the south-eastern Distillery District next year. The Distillery programme entails creating a live/work/cultural district, with 5000 homes built in […]
LeBreton Flats, 65ha of riverfront just west of Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, is about to be redeveloped after 40 years as a camping ground, parking lot, snow dump. “What we’re attempting to do is create a rather unusual & unique community,” Peter McCourt, National Capital Commission director of property development & planning, said in an article […]
Toronto’s ex-mayor & Yorkshire architect say putting on a cheery face helps economic growth Former Toronto mayor Barbara Hall told the Urbanism Downunder conference in Auckland on Thursday the Canadian city “threw out the old use-specific zoning regulations and instead zoned by building shape” for the rejuvenation of a former industrial district just west of […]