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
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.
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.