Diane Peters' articles
ANALYSIS: The province will be home to millions more people in the decades ahead — but many existing residents don’t want new neighbours. Here’s why it can be good thing when strangers move in on your block.
The assumption used to be one home, one family. But as the population ages and home prices skyrocket, more Ontarians are considering the benefits of co-living.
Co-ops could be one solution to the province’s affordable-housing problem. Diane Peters explains why you may start seeing more of them.
The right kind of infrastructure can keep older adults healthier and happier longer — and cities and towns are starting to make it a priority.
Under provincial rules, you can’t construct a wood-frame building more than six storeys tall — but new technologies and initiatives could change all that.
ANALYSIS: Municipalities have taken a “tall or sprawl” approach to development, writes Diane Peters. But experts want them to focus on the so-called missing middle.
Now the property of the town, the David Dunlap Observatory — home to Canada's largest telescope — is a hidden gem in the GTA.
Globs of waste stuck together with fat, oil, and grease have been wreaking havoc on sewer systems around the world — so an Ontario man came up with a way to prevent them from forming.
ANALYSIS: Information technology is consuming ever more power — but while energy-saving strategies exist, they won’t work unless we change our ways, writes Diane Peters.