City Guide

Toronto, Canada

Discover our urbanist's guide to Toronto.

St Lawrence Neighbourhood

St. Lawrence Neighbourhood

The St. Lawrence Neighbourhood is a thriving, mixed-income and affordable-housing community, and regarded as one of Toronto and North America’s most successful examples of inclusive urban design. The community, spanning 44 acres (17 hectares) was acquired by the city and built in the 1970s, and was designed to encourage  ...

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Evergreen Brickworks

Evergreen Brick Works is bustling public community hub, environmental centre and ecological landmark - and a world-class example of adaptive reuse and urban regeneration.

Spanning over 16 hectares (about 40 acres), the land was formerly...

West Toronto Rail Path

West Toronto Rail Path

The West Toronto Railpath is a 2.1 kilometer linear park and car-free thoroughfare built along an abandoned rail line. The trail is lined with...

King Street

King Spadina District (The "Two Kings")

The King-Spadina district lies at the epicentre of Toronto’s condo boom. It has evolved in the last two decades from a stagnant warehouse district to a cultural, commercial and residential hub...

Queens Quay

Queens Quay Complete Street

Queens Quay is a 1.7 kilometer boulevard and complete street lining a central part of Toronto’s waterfront. It consists of dedicated and curb-less rights of way for cyclists and pedestrians, which are protected and separated from motor vehicles and the streetcar right-of-way. The street is lined with...

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Authors and Contributors

  • Pheobe Chow, University of Toronto

  • Kelly Hui, University of Toronto

  • Chantal Lee, University of Toronto

  • Travis Van Wyck, University of Toronto

  • Sarah Marchionda, Pop Cities

  • City of Hamilton

  • City of Markham

  • City of Toronto

  • City of Vaughan

  • Avison Young

  • BentallGreenOak

  • Brookfield Property Group

  • Cadillac Fairview

  • Colliers Project Leaders

  • EllisDon

  • Jane's Walk Toronto

  • Hullmark

  • Kilmer Group

  • Manulife Investment Management

  • Multiplex

  • Oxford Properties Group

  • PortsToronto

  • Quadrangle

  • Sasaki Associates, Inc.

  • The Daniels Corporation

  • Waterfront Toronto