Author Archives: Jo Flatt

Site Visit of Deep Lake Water Cooling System

As much as Torontonians like to give our city a hard time, it has some pretty neat things going on… Toronto boasts one of North America’s largest district energy systems, which uses a Deep Lake Water Cooling System sourced from Lake … Continue reading

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A Look at Regent Park’s Thriving Community

On a chilly November evening (windchill factor of -18!) Barry Thomas, Operating Unit Manager at Regent Park, led us on a site visit of Regent Park and told us stories of the transformation that the community has experienced. The site … Continue reading

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An inside glance at Regent Park

Toronto is full of so many amazing stories of transformation and growth. Change is never easy, but with some good practices of community engagement and bringing the right stakeholders to the table – there are opportunities to create beautiful things. … Continue reading

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Site Visit to the Corktown Common

Did you know that in a peak storm event, Toronto’s Don River could be as strong as Calgary’s Bow River during the 2013 floods? It was this realization that catalyzed the construction of Toronto’s Corktown Common. A beautiful park featuring … Continue reading

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Beyond the Salon

After a bit of radio silence, The Civic Salon is happy to announce that we’re back – in a slightly different format. In this iteration of the Salon we are going beyond the conversation to the streets of Toronto. No, … Continue reading

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Update!

Some new things are brewing at The Civic Salon. More details to come soon!   

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Bring out your inner designer..

Designing the ideal toy using concepts of human centered design.  Gotta love it!

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