Diane Peters


Diane Peters is a Toronto-based writer, editor, and teacher.

Diane Peters' articles

Published On: Jun 18,2020
With telecommuting on the rise, realtors say more and more urbanites are looking to escape the noise, crowding, and traffic that come with city life.
Published On: May 19,2020
Companies across the province are pivoting to fill the need for a different kind of PPE: medical gowns. Here’s how
Published On: May 06,2020
OPINION: The indefinite closure of the Stratford Festival will have creative and financial consequences for my family — and for the province.
Published On: Apr 16,2020
When you put a cleaning wipe or a baby wipe or a bathroom wipe down the toilet, it doesn’t just disappear — and, during COVID-19, that’s creating big smelly problems for sewers across Ontario.
Published On: Mar 25,2020
Many organizations are struggling with tight budgets and new restrictions — here’s how they’re finding new ways to feed their communities.
Published On: Mar 06,2020
Job openings. Decent wages. Experts say the skilled trades have a lot to offer women — and vice versa. So how do we encourage more women to get into them?
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.