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Food Banks

In Canada, the term "food bank" is often used to describe any cache of food designated for charitable purposes.

Regional Development Planning

Regional Development Planning is undertaken by governments with the aim of improving the well-being of people in areas where there is concern about present and future living conditions.

Development Industry

Developers build and own all types of urban property, from high-rise apartments to industrial buildings and shopping centres.

Condominium

Owners in a condominium project are responsible for all expenses relating to their own individual unit, but in addition the condominium owners must pay their share of the expenses relating to the common areas.

Company Towns

Company towns, important in Canada's capital formation and industrialization, urban development, and trade-union movement.

Housing Co-operatives

Continuing housing co-operatives emerged during the 1960s as an innovative way to meeting housing needs and foster community development. Many Canadians, especially families with children, could no longer afford home ownership and faced difficulty finding good-quality rental housing.

City Beautiful Movement

Some historians have noted that the City Beautiful Movement in Canada was hampered by the lack of an integrated philosophy and the absence of an articulate national spokesperson. However, the amateur side of the movement was lively and active on the local scene.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is the federal CROWN CORPORATION responsible for administering Canada's National Housing Act. CMHC was created in 1946 as the successor to the Wartime Housing Corporation, and until 1979 was called Central Mortgage and Housing.

Urbanization

Urbanization is a complex process in which a country's population centres tend to become larger, more specialized and more interdependent over time.

Urban Reform

Urban reform refers to a loosely knit set of municipal government and citizen group initiatives, from the late 1890s to the end of the First World War and from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, aimed at improving city life.

Urban Design

Urban design can be applied to the whole city (as in KITIMAT), to well-defined units of the city (as in Don Mills in Toronto) and to individual streets and clusters of buildings. The earliest extant examples of urban design in Canada are designs for the whole city.

Zoning

Zoning is the term used to describe the control by authority of the use of land, and of the buildings and improvements thereon. Areas of land are divided by appropriate authorities into zones within which various uses are permitted.

City

In Canada "city" is a broad, generic term usually referring to an urbanized area.

Urban and Regional Planning

In broadest terms, urban and regional planning is the process by which communities attempt to control and/or design change and development in their physical environments.

Jane Isabel Jacobs

After graduating from high school and then secretarial school in Scranton in 1933, Jacobs worked for a year as a reporter for The Scranton Tribune.

Log Houses

Later, the posts were placed on a sill or foundation above ground level. This method was displaced by the pièce-sur-pièce technique: roughly squared, relatively short logs were laid horizontally, to meet at rabbeted corners.

Toronto Feature: Spadina Expressway

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Toronto Feature: Toronto Harbour Commission

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Toronto Feature: Little Italy

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Toronto Feature: Piper's Zoo

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Toronto Feature: Spruce Court

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Toronto Feature: Eaton Centre

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Toronto Feature: Gardiner Expressway

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Building Codes and Regulations

Under Canadian law the regulation of buildings is a provincial responsibility and is carried out through various laws, Acts, codes and regulations, often administered at the municipal level.