Diane Peters


Diane Peters is a writer and editor. She teaches at Ryerson University.

Diane Peters' articles

Published On: May 09,2019

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.

Published On: Apr 01,2019

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.

Published On: Feb 25,2019

Co-ops could be one solution to the province’s affordable-housing problem. Diane Peters explains why you may start seeing more of them.

Published On: Jan 30,2019

The right kind of infrastructure can keep older adults healthier and happier longer — and cities and towns are starting to make it a priority.

Published On: Jan 21,2019

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.

Published On: Nov 28,2018

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.

Published On: Oct 25,2018

Now the property of the town, the David Dunlap Observatory — home to Canada's largest telescope — is a hidden gem in the GTA.

Published On: Aug 23,2018

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.

Published On: May 02,2018

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.