Category Archives: development

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

Posted in design, development, sustainability | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in design, development, housing, integration, sustainability | Leave a comment

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

Posted in big ideas, development, housing, resilience, sustainability | Leave a comment

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

Posted in big ideas, design, development, resilience, sustainability | Leave a comment

Bring out your inner designer..

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

Posted in big ideas, collaboration, design, development, shifting, social change, social impact | Leave a comment

the end of the world?

Posted in big ideas, collaboration, controversy, development, public policy, shifting, social change | Leave a comment

Song, solidarity or silence?

The Civic Salon has partnered with the South Asians Women Centre and Multilingual Community Interpreter Services (MCIS) to support an initiative that will help South Asian women, children and members of the LGBTQ community deal with the trauma of sexual violence and abuse. But … Continue reading

Posted in collaboration, development, health, LGBTQ, public policy, sexual abuse, social impact, violence, women | Leave a comment