This report examines 16 districts in the Greater Toronto Area to assess how density is related to era of development, standards for parks and schools, housing type mix, street configuration, employment, and travel behaviour. We also analyzed 24 hypothetical scenarios to estimate the effects on density of planning policy changes. The findings have implications for urban growth policy.
Prepared with John van Nostrand, PlanningAlliance Inc., for the Neptis Foundation.
The report won an Excellence in Planning Award from the Canadian Institute of Planners in 2009.