Did the Sidewalk Labs plot just thicken, or is the story coming to an end?

A series of exposés in recent days, in both The Toronto Star and the National Observer, revealed that Sidewalk Labs has retained a... Read More

CodeRedTO Op Ed: Does Toronto transit need an upload? Or a download?

By Cameron MacLeod There’s been significant discussion on changing the regional transit org chart recently. Unfortunately, this hasn’t... Read More

Doug Ford’s TTC subway upload and Margaret Thatcher’s cautionary tale

As the province contemplates major structural change to Toronto’s transit system, I want to offer London’s rocky history... Read More

Book Review – Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise: Green and Gray Strategies

Author: Stefan Al (Island Press, 2018) Many of our world’s urban centres lie along the shores of oceans and seas. As areas of rapid... Read More

Am I the Last Voice against the SkyTrain to UBC?

I must apologize to the poor soul who casually mentioned to me Vancouver city council may soon endorse running the proposed Broadway... Read More

Can we stop talking about congestion? It’s not the point

This is probably a pointless plea, but can we stop talking about congestion? Our conversations about transportation in Canadian urban... Read More

Book Review – Close Up At A Distance: Mapping Technology and Politics

Author: Laura Kurgan (Zone Books, 2012) Close Up At A Distance: Mapping Technology and Politics is an excellent introduction to the... Read More

LORINC: What’s the big idea behind Housing Now?

John Tory’s executive committee convenes today to consider, among other items, the fleshed out implementation strategy for the first... Read More

Why Vancouver Needs an ‘Affordability Bank’

Vancouver needs an Affordability Bank. Here’s what that would be: A new policy that allows people choosing to build new single-family... Read More

LORINC: Will this council actually fix Toronto’s housing crisis?

If you did the blink test on last fall’s municipal election (disregarding all the static created by Doug Ford’s intervention), it... Read More