The resources below were produced as a part of the Urban Project, including tools and event reports, and papers from the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto

COVID-19 Street Rebalancing Guide

This COVID-19 Street Rebalancing Guide is for decision-makers and practitioners alike. Drawing on case studies from around the world, it offers strategies and practical guidance on rebalancing streets through three phases of COVID-19 response—from immediate to longer-term—including pedestrian and bike lanes, curbside queuing areas, and temporary patios and parklets.

This is a unique opportunity to spark projects with transformative value. Temporary measures can be deployed quickly to address long-standing gaps—demonstrating value, building support for permanent installations, and providing a foundation for more walkable, livable cities across Canada.

Summary Reports

Framing Reports

Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance

With support from Maytree, Metcalf Foundation, McConnell Foundation and TD Bank Group, IMFG commissioned a series of papers focused on municipal legislative and fiscal autonomy, governance and intergovernmental relations, drawing on discussions convened by the Urban Project.