Diane Peters

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

Diane Peters' articles

Published On: Jan 20,2020
Inspired by Andreescu and Raonic, more and more people want to hit the ball around in the winter. There are few covered courts in the province, but tennis boosters are hoping to change that.
Published On: Nov 20,2019
For those who live in a smaller communities, a car can seem like a necessity. A growing number of smaller centres across the province is trying to change that.
Published On: Oct 08,2019
A growing number of businesses in the province are doing away with oh-so-easy disposable packaging — and trying to promote a waste-free culture.
Published On: Jul 29,2019
Across the province, turtle populations are threatened by car accidents and habitat loss. The Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre is working to save them — and it wants you to help save them, too.
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.