Toronto Star's Series on Urban Sprawl

Urban sprawl. It is a serious problem. It eats up precious farmland and environmentally sensitive areas. It is costly to service. It makes public transportation unprofitable. It makes the automobile the only viable means of transportation and it increases congestion and smog. Something has to be done about it.

Thankfully, the Toronto Star has moved to raise public awareness on the issue of urban sprawl, commissioning a special section that appeared on the weekend of June 11, 2000 in not only the Toronto Star but in its affilate newspapers, including the K-W Record, the Cambridge Reporter, the Guelph Mercury and more. Here, we have archived the text of the articles for future reference.