Housing Central 2016 – Inspiring Talks on Affordable Housing

On Nov 21 to 23, the Housing Central Conference—the biggest affordable housing conference in western Canada—took place at the Sheraton... Read More

Is Public Sex in Parks a Public Safety Concern?

By Marsha McLeod and Jen Roberton The presence of public sex in parks is a long standing tradition in urban centres. For some, having... Read More

LORINC: John Tory’s road toll epiphany

There’s no question that Mayor John Tory deserves credit for hitching his political wagon to road tolls — on the Gardiner and the Don... Read More

LORINC: Trump, Trudeau and the Liberals’ economic agenda

The surrealist performance art show that is the Trump transition process has provided the world with a torrent of distraction that... Read More

Lightworks: A Precedent for Preserving Vancouver’s Industrial Heritage?

We’ve all read the stories about Vancouver’s disregard for heritage homes, about the frequent demolition of gorgeous character houses... Read More

A warning to the Electors of Toronto (or Trump voters)

There has been a lot of critical (and not so critical) thinking and writing in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the US... Read More

Book Review—America’s Urban Future: Lessons From North of the Border

Authors: Roy Tomalty and Alan Mallach (Island Press, 2015) Urban America has a thing or two to learn from north of the border—that is... Read More

LORINC: Trump-proofing Canadian communities

Amidst the miasma of grief and bewilderment that engulfed the past week, I have found myself pondering the question: are we... Read More

LORINC: Can City Council avoid the white elephant in the room?

While Toronto’s politicians have yet to turn their collective attention to the question of whether the city needs new revenue tools to... Read More

LORINC: Tip of the City’s financial iceberg

Those grinding and rattling sounds you’ve been hearing in recent weeks could have come from a pre-Halloween party, but the source of... Read More