New Urbanist Group Supports Removal of Gardiner

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) has a strong history of advocacy for the design and building of sustainable and healthy cities across North America. CNU believes that replacing elevated urban freeways with surface streets, boulevards and avenues is the most cost-effective, sustainable option for cities with aging grade separated roads.

To implement this philosophy, CNU created the “Highways to Boulevards” and releases a biannual list of “Freeways without Futures” which identifies elevated highways across the globe that are in the most need of removal.  Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway is one of the few highways that has been named to the list in each of its four publications: 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014.  For more information on CNU’s Highways to Boulevards initiative, please visit:

CNU Ontario, the Provincial Chapter of CNU, supports this initiative.  Toronto now has the opportunity to remove a large section of this highway and make a lasting, positive impact on our core. CNU Ontario has just submitted a brief to the City of Toronto articulating in detail the group’s position.  The brief can be viewed here.

To arrange an interview, please contact CNU president, Adrian Cammaert at

CNU Ontario is the provincial Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). CNU is North America’s foremost advocate for advanced urban design.

Attend CNU Toronto Event – Tactical Urbanism

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The first CNU Ontario Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014, 4:30 p.m. at the Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Ave. in Toronto (near Dupont Subway). Attendance at the AGM is limited to CNU Ontario membership only.  If you are not a member and would like to become one please register for your CNU Ontario membership here.

We are also excited to announce that following the AGM, at 6:00 p.m., the CNU Ontario chapter will be hosting an engaging round table discussion entitled – Tactical Urbanism: Citizen Powered Change.

This segment of our event is open to everyone and will feature presentations by three innovative and driven groups that are set to change and improve city living and they include:

  • Graham McNally, Principal at Toms + McNally Design
  • Caitlin McClung & Devon Ostrom, Pan Am Path Project
  • Helen Huang & Mojan Jianfar, The Path Project

Read more about Tactical Urbanism and this event in this recently published feature: Novae Res Urbis – CNU Ontario Feature

The evening will conclude with a networking reception at 7:30 p.m.  Seating is limited but you can register right now by clicking on the button below: