In face of Covid-19, what if Canada’s health system looked like our housing system?

Covid-19 is making everyday life feel like dystopian fiction. But imagine an even more apocalyptic scenario: what if Canada’s health... Read More

Twelve Lessons from Housing First for Ending Homelessness

by Shannon Lambie and Naomi Wittes Reichstein On wrapping the five-year, $110-million At Home/Chez Soi landmark pilot project, the... Read More

LORINC: Downsview offers city-building opportunity with a long runway

The key take-away in the Metrolinx business case report released last week, on the economics of the Scarborough subway, is as simple... Read More

LORINC: Burning down the (laneway) house

In recent months, I’ve found myself wondering whether Toronto City Council’s much-touted laneway suites policy, circa 2018, was... Read More

LORINC: Council ponders $600 million affordable housing incentive

It is Toronto’s ur-question, the riddle of riddles, the fodder for a thousand earnest studies. What combination of public policy... Read More

EVENT: SFU City Conversations: Golf Courses or Housing & Parks? – Feb 20th

Golf Courses or Housing & Parks WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 2020 – 12:30 – 1:30PM WHERE: SFU Vancouver at Harbour... Read More

When Poverty Mattered: The 1970 uprising at the Social Planning Council

Editor’s note: Excerpted from the book When Poverty Mattered, Then and Now, by Paul Weinberg (Fernwood Publishing, 2019). There... Read More

We have a housing crisis— why aren’t we talking about rent control?

In the mad-dash scramble to call out the culprits and cheer on the saviours in Toronto’s ever-accelerating housing crisis, there’s... Read More

Vancouver’s Rents and Incomes: A Critical Analysis

Our housing crisis is fundamentally a rental crisis. As such, it’s important to keep the numbers straight so that we can better focus... Read More

When do we admit that Toronto’s housing crisis is an emergency?

Should the City of Toronto declare a housing and homelessness emergency? Reports on deaths of homeless people, increasing levels of... Read More