York

This week had huge news in Hamilton.  Local area MPP Donna Skelly earned some local headlines, by saying that #Hamilton city council made the wrong call in not expanding its urban boundary earlier this year. And the PC government tabled legislation based on the Housing Task Force report, and this gives a lot of power to developers, restricting municipalities in how they respond to proposals, and puts it all basically on the Ontario Land Tribunal to sort it out.Continue Reading

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown wants to run for the federal CPC leadership, while his actions in Brampton see his mayoralty face huge questions.
Were we tough enough on Mayor John Taylor on Tuesday? Is the Affordability Task Force Report “good” for Urbanists?Continue Reading

Mayor John Taylor Newmarket

We are joined by John Taylor, Mayor of Newmarket, who as part of the Small Urban GTHA Mayors group has been at the forefront of opposition to the dramatic recommendations contained in the Provinces Housing Affordability Task Force recommendations. We dive into the recommendations and ask what they would mean for 905 region cities and towns.Continue Reading

Minister Karina Gould

We asked the Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Karina Gould to come on the podcast to explain exactly what is the proposed childcare offer is for Ontario, and what the hold-up is to get a deal in place.Continue Reading

Stop the 413

Irene Ford joins us from the grassroots Stop the 413 group to discuss the latest developments and the many reasons why she believes Highway 413 should be stopped. Can you guess what might be motivating the government?Continue Reading

We livestreamed election night, focusing on the 905 of course.

We had a great time, with some terrific questions answered live on the podcast. Thanks to everybody who joined us.

Not an election that will go down in the history books as being particularly memorable, when all is said and done, but we talked a lot about the way this election was run, and just why the opposition parties, above all the CPC, couldn’t seem to make any significant headway against Trudeau and the Liberals.Continue Reading

Mike Moffat

We kick off our election coverage with the return of Mike Moffat, Senior Director, Smart Prosperity and Assistant Prof, Ivey Business School, as we look at one of the issues dominating the early days of federal campaigns – housing affordability. Today we’ll be looking at what an expert like Mike thinks the parties should be doing. In future episodes we’ll putting those points directly to party representatives as we explore their platform promises.Continue Reading

Mike Moffatt

Where Ontarians are moving is moving. Mike Moffat joins us to explore the untold story of Ontario’s housing costs, and some of the unexpected – and unplanned – trends that are emerging because of the GTHA’s spiralling house prices and rapid population growth.Continue Reading

Mike Moffatt

Where Ontarians are moving is moving. Mike Moffat joins us to explore the untold story of Ontario’s housing costs, and some of the unexpected – and unplanned – trends that are emerging because of the GTHA’s spiralling house prices and rapid population growth.Continue Reading