The population of the Toronto area will hit 8 million in the next 10 years. It’s make or break time — are we ready?

Transit crunches. Housing shortages. Climate change. Will the Toronto of 2030 be a prosperous, livable city — or a gridlocked urban nightmare? As we enter a new decade, the Star is embarking on an ambitious yearlong project to find practical solutions for the most pressing problems facing Toronto as it takes its place among the world’s megacities.