How Section 37 Funds Work (And Don’t Work)

Crossposted from Torontoist.


We explain the section of the Planning Act that makes every councillor pull out their hair.

Photo by Colin from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

Photo by Colin from the Torontoist Flickr pool.

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You may have heard “Section 37” brought up in discussions about some recent developments. Can it pay for a signature park? Can we use it to build affordable housing? Read on for the answers to all your questions.

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Oh God, is the Toronto Casino Debate Back Again?

Crossposted from Torontoist.
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Oxford Properties' 2012 casino proposal. Image via Urban Toronto.

Oxford Properties’ 2012 casino proposal. Image via Urban Toronto.

Time is a flat circle. Three years after we declared a downtown casino “well and truly dead,” it’s back on the table. Here’s a quick guide to what happened last time, why we’re back here again, and what might happen.

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City Council Preview: July 2016

Crossposted from Torontoist.


This is the last City Council meeting before its two-month summer break, and boy, is it a doozy. On the agenda: yet another Scarborough subway/light rail showdown, supervised injection sites, the Road Safety Plan, street hockey, the latest craft brewery, and more.

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