LORINC: Slaying the NIMBY beast

It took council and city planning officials almost exactly a year to adopt a policy meant to make Toronto’s abundant, overpriced and... Read More

REID: Examples of east side gentle density

One of the things I started looking out for on my local walks during the our locked-down pandemic spring (in addition to former corner... Read More

Book Review: McIntyre House

UBC SALA West Coast Modern House Series Written by Sherry McKay, Preface by Douglas Coupland (ORO Editions 2020)  I miss that people... Read More

LORINC: Is Toronto missing the middle or missing the mark on housing?

A thought experiment: Imagine Toronto is a big city experiencing a housing affordability crisis and steadily worsening polarization... Read More

Six-foot City: The Corridor

The lowly corridor falls well short of being adored by most people. Within our contemporary cultural imagination, its association with... Read More

COVID-19 pushing homeless into encampments

According to a 2018 Toronto Street Needs Assessment, there were 533 “rough sleepers” in Toronto — that is to say, those... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 046, Toronto City Council is buffering

There have been two full, virtual City Council meetings since the COVID-19 outbreak in Toronto. Those meeting saw near-unanimous votes... Read More

REID: Spotting (and reviving?) the neighbourhood corner commercial building

Like so many people during the current pandemic lockdown, I’ve started to get to know my neighbourhood much more closely on... Read More

Why isn’t there more proactive testing for COVID-19 in the shelter system?

As of May 14, Toronto Public Health (TPH) and the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) have identified over 299 cases of... Read More

Change and continuity in the COVID-19 city

Everything has changed and nothing has changed since the arrival of the COVID19 pandemic. Understanding the new dynamics of cities is... Read More