MESLIN: Connecting the Dots – Exposing the influence of lobbyists at City Hall

Five years ago, Toronto City Council banned all corporate and union contributions for municipal election campaigns. This was supposed... Read More

LORINC: This ice isn’t transparent

Here’s my question about last week’s deal to have two private firms ante up funds to keep some of the City’s rinks open: Is there any... Read More

RELEASE: Moving Forward Transit Referendum Campaign

Christine McLaren and Erin Millar of Discourse Media just launched an exciting and important journalism project leading up to this... Read More

The Scarborough Subway and Smart Track are about to collide

Anyone who thinks they can read between the lines of the two sets of council votes this week — about the Scarborough subway and Smart... Read More

LORINC: John Tory and the need for an activist mayor

At their confab in Toronto last week, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities big city mayors caucus welcomed John Tory like the... Read More

LRT Trillium Line Extension enters Stage 2

The second open house for the Stage 2 project’s Trillium Line took place last Thursday night at the St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall in... Read More

An Equal Partnership? Weighing the Merits of an Urban Core Community Council

DARTMOUTH – The urban/suburban divide that often plagues Halifax was on full display last week when Regional Council approved... Read More

LORINC: Tory needs to use new traffic data to fight congestion

To absolutely no one’s surprise, Mayor John Tory has emerged as the kind of leader who looks both ways — all puns and double entendres... Read More

LORINC: What the Hebdo killings, and their aftermath, say about global cities

Yesterday’s massive demonstrations — in Paris, as well capitals around the world, including Toronto – offered a vivid reminder... Read More

BURALE: The reality of fighting poverty

If cities had New Year’s resolutions, Toronto’s should be a poverty reduction strategy. According to the new report on child poverty... Read More