905er News (Page 26)

Burlington downtown

The story of Burlington’s Official Plan review goes to the heart of how we build a better future in the 905. What does this divisive experience say about local democracy and development in Ontario? What works? What is broken? What needs to change? Over the next several weeks, I hope to shed some light on these questions.Read More …

Zac Spicer episode preview

This week we discuss the provincial background to how our cities are run with Zac Spicer, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Administration in Canada. Zac provides a wealth of insight, based on his years as a researcher into Ontario’s municipalities, about the background context which shaped how Burlington’s controversial OP was written and then rewritten, and how debates in other 905 cities are taking shape.Read More …

This week we speak to Jason Cassis, founder and partner of Equal Parts Hospitality Inc which owns some of Hamilton’s best known eateries, about the experience of having to shut down operations almost overnight as Covid hit, and his new venture Mamma Rossa Italian Kitchen (mammarossa.ca) – a new type of restaurant that has no physical location and sells exclusively through Uber Eats.Read More …