I'm new to this forum and to planning in general. I'm looking for some advice/help as to my next step for school. I've applied to Queen's, McGill, and U of T for the master program in planning, and was wondering what are/were your opinions/experiences of them? I've been told (and have subsequently found out on the forums here) that Queen's is a good policy school, and McGill is good for design, so what is U of T good at/known for?
I definitely have reasons to go to all three schools (and reasons not to go), but I was hoping from some insight from current and former students (I've done a search of the forum - I'm digging for more, hehehe )...
So my interests are in community planning and the environment. As much as I like the idea of being a 'policy person', I'm really into aethetics and design as well (although I have no formal design background). Toronto and Montreal would be great places to study in since they're urban centres, but I've heard the Queen's program is a very close-knit crowd and maybe it's better to be between the two urban centres... I dunno.
Anyway, I've been accepted to Queen's so far, but I don't know whether their program would be the most suitable for me.
Any feedback regarding the programs and experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!