The Capacity of and Constraints on Water and Wastewater Systems in the Greater Golden Horseshoe: Report on Phase I
This report contains the results of a feasibility study focusing on growth management in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) that was designed to answer two questions: (1) What data are available to assess the capacity of and constraints on existing and planned water and wastewater systems relative to the availability of fresh water and the assimilative capacity of the region’s inland water systems? and (2) Using the available data, what types of data products and tools can be developed to better inform the allocation of growth across the Greater Golden Horseshoe?
Growing Pains: Understanding the new reality of population and dwelling patterns in the Toronto and Vancouver regions
This report compares the 2001–2011 growth patterns of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, where growth continues mainly on greenfields, and Metro Vancouver, which grew mainly through intensification, especially along frequent transit corridors.
This unique view of the Toronto metropolitan region is to help its residents and policymakers visualize various connections and better understand the region.
Growing Cities compares three Canadian metropolitan areas: Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver; through spatial analysis and planning policies. Highlighting that each of the cities developed distinctly given the climate of planning and provincial interests.
The commentary recommends stronger regulations to control the outward expansion of urban areas, better protection for greenlands and agricultural lands, and a monitoring program to track progress towards the government's goals for growth and urbanization.
Analysis, Commentary (2005)
What is the likelihood that Greenlands present today will persist in the future?
This is the second in a series of nine issue papers commissioned by the Neptis Foundation for consideration by the Central Ontario Smart Growth Panel established by the Government of Ontario.
This is the fourth in a series of nine issue papers commissioned by the Neptis Foundation for consideration by the Central Ontario Smart Growth Panel established by the Government of Ontario.
As part of the Portriat of a Region series, this study provides an overview of the physical geography of the Toronto region, including geological regions, watercourses and watersheds, environmentally significant areas, and agricultural land. The report includes a detailed study of six areas, each 2 kilometres by 2 kilometres, in different parts of the region, each developed during a different time period. These case studies show how typical road patterns, development densities, and arrangements of land uses have changed from the early 20th century to the late 1990s.