Tools to address the affordable housing crisis facing Canada

In 2019, Canada adopted the National Housing Strategy Act, which commits all governments in Canada to “progressive realization of the... Read More

OP-ED: The emergence of the Airbnb rental shadow market is harming tenants

A few weeks ago, a story broke about a family of five who relocated to Toronto from Switzerland for a ten-month work assignment... Read More

In Chinatown, Precious Few Places for Seniors to Live

A new report sounds the alarm on the housing crisis for immigrant seniors in and around Vancouver’s Chinatown. Many seniors expect to... Read More

S101S – Understanding Residential Density: Why is it so Confusing?

What is residential density and why is it so confusing? Residential density is critical to urban planning. It refers to the number of... Read More

S101 Series: Introduction and Call

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: cities are complex. But that doesn’t mean they need to be complicated... Read More

LORINC: How to expedite affordable housing during a crisis

With the launch of the annual budget slam dance, at the beginning of a new term of city council, on this, the 25th anniversary of... Read More

EXCERPT: Displacement City: Fighting for Health and Homes in a Pandemic

The following is the afterword by Spacing‘s Shawn Micallef in the new book Displacement City: Fighting for Health and Homes in a... Read More

What Does Our $78-Billion Housing Program Really Fix?

How can Canada possibly spend five years and tens of billions to fix the housing crisis, but still have no idea if it’s working... Read More

LORINC: Toronto’s Rooming House deal: Solving the ultimate puzzle

Toronto is a city whose residents are encouraged (or encourage one another) to dislike certain things, but who have also forgotten (or... Read More

LORINC: The devil will be in the details of John Tory’s housing action plan

Update: Council passed Mayor John Tory’s Housing Action Plan, with a raft of tweaks, including a provision to require parking... Read More