PODCAST: Spacing Radio 045, What matters in a pandemic

In a time of snitch lines, and shuttered park space, we dive into what we’re prioritizing in this pandemic, and what, and... Read More

COVID-19 is a wake-up call for Toronto to act on housing and homelessness

In order to flatten the COVID-19 curve, Canadians have been advised to stay home as much as possible and, when going out, to engage in... Read More

LORINC: Paying rent in a pandemic

It’s the first of the month, which means, for many Toronto tenants, that rent’s due – a perennial transaction that was already imbued... Read More

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