MAYOR’S RACE: Will the next mayor slay Toronto The Good?
In the middle of a mayoral by-election that includes an idiotic sub-plot about park drinking, Ontario officials yesterday served up this gem: under an...By John Lorinc
Pride and Prejudice
It’s getting to be that time of year – queer or straight, people will be busting out the rainbow garb and glitter. Toronto hotels and restaurants...By Mary Fairhurst Breen
Inequality, Gender, Intersectionality, Gentrification, and the City: An interview with Leslie Kern
Cities are political and economic centers of power. This comes with its fair share of challenges like poverty and inequality. Spacing Vancouver...By Erick Villagomez
EXCLUSIVE: What is the source of Therme’s financing?
When Infrastructure Ontario executes public-private partnership arrangements, there are numerous permutations — design-build-finance-maintain, outright...By John Lorinc
LORINC: Fourplex on the Council floor
Chicken Little, it would appear, has left the neighbourhood. In an 18-7 vote, city council yesterday approved the development of four-plexes as of right...By John Lorinc
MAYOR’S RACE: The twisted politics of Toronto’s byelection
Are you, dear reader, keeping it all straight? Like a river that has overtopped its banks with a sudden spring melt, the mayoral by-election has rapidly...By John Lorinc
PODCAST: Spacing Radio 070, Toronto Mayoral Election Redux
Now that John Tory has officially stepped down as mayor, the field of candidates hoping to replace him is a big one. With roughly 50 candidates on the...By Spacing Radio
MAYOR’S RACE: We need to talk about Doug
I have no idea what Ontario Place will look like in 2118, but I feel confident in predicting that Therme Canada’s 65,000 sq.-m human aquarium...By John Lorinc
MAYOR’S RACE: Will it be a fear-mongering or city-building election?
The late Jack Layton used to have an adage about public life that profoundly informed his approach to politics: Proposition, he’d say, not...By John Lorinc
MAYOR’S RACE: Parsing the politics of Mark Saunders’ performative allyship
Toronto’s mayoral election is historic. So many candidates and so many political affiliations, identities, and experiences. Voting is going to be a...By Cheryl Thompson
MAYOR’S RACE: Candidates oppose Ford’s Ontario Place spa plans
In back-to-back water’s edge press conferences last week, Ana Bailao and Josh Matlow planted their respective flags on the West Island at Ontario...By John Lorinc
MAYOR’S RACE: Eyes on the ball, not just the prize
On Saturday afternoon, a group of about 150 people of all ages gathered at 145 St. George, an 11-storey 1960s-vintage apartment building immediately north...By John Lorinc