13 sites listed


AEC InfoCenter
“AEC InfoCenter is an online architecture, engineering, construction and home building business center.” The site provides excellent information about related products, services, software, affiliated agencies and associations, businesses, classifieds, event listings, energy efficient building websites, newsgroups and publications.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Ontario, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
This site includes a variety of information for buyers, builders, researchers, buying a home, getting a mortgage, energy efficiency, home security and safety, housing research, job opportunities, housing market information, publications, and AffordAbility home financing software. This corporation also strives to assist in providing services and housing for low-income, elderly, native Canadian, or ill persons. The site is searchable, and available in English or French.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Ontario, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Special Interest / Minority
Canadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR)
This site only contains information about the journal and how to receive it, not information contained within the journal. It includes, however, Table Of Contents from past issues to show typical topics which include housing, design, community development, and other urban issues.
Rating: Informative
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Manitoba, National, Index / Periodical


Centre for Urban and Community Studies — University of Toronto
Detailing a variety or programs, publications, and resources, this site highlights the Centre’s focus on social aspects of urban life, structural analysis, housing policy, planning practice and neighborhood change (with an emphasis on Canadian cities), and urbanization in developing countries.
Rating: Informative
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Ontario, Non-Profit Organization, University Program
Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada
This site details the benefits of co-operative housing, detailing its affordability, community atmosphere, security of tenure and democratic control. Educational materials, related sites, principles of co-operative housing establishments, and Canadian resources are also provided. Available in English or French.
Rating: Informative
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Ontario, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative
This site includes a primarily-Canadian index of environmentally-conscious practitioners, resources, and products, related to housing, neighborhood development, architecture, and planning.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, British Columbia, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Disability Concern, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
Edmonton Department of Planning and Development
This site covers all of the department’s projects, programs, and responsibilities, graphically depicts zoning requirements, has application regulations and forms, and describes in detail all services provided, relating to housing, zoning, planning, neighborhood developments, and more.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Alberta, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
Guide to Green Government
This site exists to “present a framework that serves to guide and assist federal departments in the preparation of their sustainable development strategies” in Canada. Set up in book-format, the site explains sustainable development, describes planning and policy techniques required for implementation, and details a development strategy. Available in English or French.
Rating: Informative
Location: Canada
Related pages: Canada, National, Non-Profit Organization, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
Institute of Urban Studies — University of Winnipeg
This site details the Institute’s research in housing, health, community and neighborhood planning and development, urban policy and municipal government, program evaluation, social-demographic issues and Aboriginal issues, and provides information about their services and current research.
Rating: Informative
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Manitoba, National, University Program, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community
International Institute for Sustainable Development
This site contains is a comprehensive databank of information about sustainable design, both concerned with architecture and other man-made structures as well as the natural environment. Archives of past publications, event transcripts, and other materials are included. Available in English, Spanish or French.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Manitoba, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
Non-Market Housing in Vancouver
This site is an inventory of all non-market housing (“housing owned by government, a non-profit or cooperative society”) in Vancouver, British Columbia, organized by neighborhood. Maps and details of each housing development is listed with appropriate contact information, as well as links to the City of Vancouver municipal homepage and other community sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, British Columbia, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Assisted Living, Cohousing / Cooperative, Single Room Occupancy
Residential Energy Efficiency Database
This excellent searchable site provides information about housing construction, site, solar and house planning, vapor barriers, energy efficient building techniques and methods, air quality, insulation and a glossary of terms. Publications, awards, and products are also described.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Carvel, Alberta, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Alberta, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
Windsong Cohousing Community
This site includes a variety of cohousing information, both in general and specific to Windsong. There are not only site plans and details of the cohousing community, press releases, and publications relating to it, but twenty photographs of the community, as well.
Rating: Informative
Location: Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, British Columbia, Non-Profit Organization, Design / Architectural, Cohousing / Cooperative