What's in a number? Misconceptions and false comparisons about the GTHA’s greenfield land supply • With the window rapidly closing on changes to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe through the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review, and with continuing frenzy in the real estate market, there is no end to the hyperbole on who and what is to blame for rising house prices in the Toronto region.A recent commentary in the Globe and Mail...

Four Canadian Urban Regions

Rethinking Sprawl • Preliminary findings from the Neptis Foundation showing how four major Canadian cities have grown in the past 20 years indicate that while the populations of the Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto city-regions continue to expand, the rate at which new land is being urbanized at the edge has decreased over time – sometimes quite dramatically.





Revamped Neptis Geoweb mapping platform released • The Neptis Geoweb is a continually evolving interactive mapping and information platform about the Toronto area also known as the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Canada’s largest and one of its fastest-growing city-regions. It was created by bringing together policy, administrative, and census data ...

The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe in Historical Perspective • 2006 Growth Plan is contextualized‎ within the history of regional planning in Southern Ontario, answering the question which plans were influential in shaping the Places to Grow act.

Unlocking the potential of the Airport Megazone • This report takes a closer look at the Airport Megazone, one of the three suburban employment megazones identified in the 2015 report, Planning for Prosperity, and the second largest concentration of employment in...



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