City Plans & Projects: Ideas for Toronto's Present & Future
New Attraction - Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
A major new attraction is currently under construction beside the CN Tower. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada is slated to open in the summer of 2013.
Mimico Waterfront Park
Poised to offer a pleasant walk or ride along part of the shoreline in South Etobicoke, Phase Two of the Mimico Waterfront Park is expected to be completed in the fall of 2012.
Toronto Public Library: Branch Renovations and New Capital Projects
This section of TorontoPublicLibrary.ca offers information on any plans for new branches and provides opportunities for the public to share comments and suggestions. Also check for information on scheduled renovations to existing branches, which may involve temporary partial or full library branch closures.
The Toronto Dollar
Use this community-focused alternative currency to support local merchants and maybe even get better acquainted with your neighbors.
City of Toronto Planning Division
The City of Toronto Planning Division website offers a wealth of information on the Official Plan for Toronto's growth and on topics ranging from housing and neighborhoods to public art.
Spacing Magazine - Writings About Our Public Spaces
Published by Toronto writer and cartoonist Matthew Blackett, Spacing is a print magazine that studies our use of urban space. It has some articles available to read online and the website is also where you can order his popular "subway buttons".
Transit City - A Light Rail Plan for Toronto
The idea is to create faster links between the outer areas of Toronto. Seven Light Rail Transit (LRT) corridors have been proposed through a joint effort by the TTC and the city. The full plan is available online, along with updates on the search for funding.
WATERFRONToronto - Managing the Revitalization of Toronto's Waterfront
Supported by the federal, provincial and municipal governments, the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation takes a lead role in the creation of public spaces and the attraction of appropriate commercial developments along Toronto's waterfront.
Toronto Free Gallery
Technically an art gallery, this not-for-profit exhibition space on Queen Street West focuses on exploring "social, cultural and urban issues expressed through all media". Events and shows frequently deal with current discussions of Toronto's present and future.