REID: The Toronto vote in the 2022 Ontario provincial election

Municipal issues in the City of Toronto are deeply affected by the results of the provincial election. Planning regulations... Read More

The Tower Default

“Hell is paved with good intentions.” ― Samuel Johnson “But remember that good intentions pave many roads. Not all of them lead to... Read More

LORINC: This fall’s election shouldn’t be a victory lap

Mayor John Tory was out and about late last week, talking up what was billed as a plan to revive the city’s economy but which... Read More

The Overhead: Fixing the housing market

Spacing and the Balanced Supply of Housing research node proudly present The Overhead: Understanding Canada’s Affordable Housing... Read More

WHY WE CAN’T GO: Debunking the Costs of Operating Public Washrooms, pt. 3

Parks Forestry and Recreation (PFR), according to City of Toronto data, operates over 1,500 parks, nearly 700 sports fields, 123... Read More

REID: Sixty-two pages of overdue staff reports

Asking overburdened staff for reports is one of the favourite pastimes of Toronto city council. But what happens to those report... Read More

A Better Broadway Plan: Radical Pro-Affordability

It’s not a good week to be a member of Vancouver City Council. Confronted with a final decision on the Broadway Plan, and now brutally... Read More

LORINC: Highway 413 and Doug Ford’s tactical whataboutism

Going in to this election, did anyone really expect that it would come to focus so intensively on that great big ribbon of blacktop... Read More

EXCERPT: The Islands In My Brain, from “I Own This Town” by Mayor Bert Xanadu

“I Own This Town” is a Toronto-centric collection of essays, screeds, proclamations, asides, orders, observations... Read More

How District Energy is Decarbonizing Cities

Although many communities in Ontario and across Canada have pledged support for the government’s commitment to achieving Net Zero... Read More