Driverless Cars and the Suburban Renaissance

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Some people debate whether Henry Ford, founder of the... Read More

Call for Entries: Urbanarium’s 2017 Missing Middle Housing Competition

What would it take to solve Vancouver’s housing crisis? The not-for-profit organization Urbanarium has issued an invitation to... Read More

The first Modern apartment complex in Toronto

The three towers of the City Park co-op apartments on Wood Street behind Maple Leaf Gardens don’t really stand out among the... Read More

LORINC: Dedicate foreign-buyers tax to social housing

The latest spitball fired in the ongoing pissing match between the City and the province came from the new Liberal housing minister... Read More

Co-ops Offer Family-Friendly Housing, Yet Face an Uncertain Future

I am writing a short series, “Cities for Families” to showcase how local governments, non-profits, and the private sector are building... Read More

EVENT: Dr. Ronald Knapp – Chinese Houses in Southeast Asia

Talk by Dr. Ronald Knapp: Chinese Houses in Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture of Sojourners and Settlers When: August 17, 2017... Read More

LORINC: Does TCHC even know the extent of its fire risk? Part III

Update: Joe Cressy, Trinity-Spadina councillor and a member of the Toronto Community Housing board, on Tuesday provided Spacing with... Read More

LORINC: How safe are Toronto’s high-rises? Part II

In the aftermath of the Grenfell blaze that killed a still undetermined number of Londoners, many people in Toronto began asking the... Read More

LORINC: Are Toronto’s high-rises safe for seniors? Part I

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on the challenges faced by residents of Toronto Community Housing Marjorie MacMillan, a retiree who... Read More

Book Review From the Stacks: Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

To Jane Jacob’s three traditional urban values of civic space, human scale and diversity, the current environmental imperative adds... Read More