LORINC: John Tory’s tax hike and the myth of the electoral mandate

In his column on the weekend, the Globe and Mail’s Marcus Gee took Mayor John Tory to task for committing an electoral... Read More

LORINC: What exactly does ‘affordable housing’ mean in Toronto?

With the unveiling yesterday of the City’s ten-year “Housing Opportunities Toronto” (HOT) action plan, Mayor John Tory and city... Read More

Dear Toronto: We need to talk about city charters

Is the answer to Toronto’s problems a city charter? According to the aptly named Charter City Toronto, it is. From my perspective, the... Read More

Transportation tech bros need to listen to the Vision Zero folks

When we talk about Smart Cities, which seems to be all the time now, we hear about tensions between public governance and corporate... Read More

Housing Central 2019: Creating A Culture of Belonging and Inclusion

This year’s Housing Central Conference may have been the most comprehensive, versatile and multifaceted to date. From Sunday... Read More

The Future Fix Podcast: Inclusion and a new “smart” campus in Montreal

Spacing and Evergreen proudly present The Future Fix: Solutions for Communities Across Canada, a special podcast series. Three of the... Read More

EVENT: 2019 Year-in-Review Workshop

Workshopping the planning milestones that transformed Vancouver in 2019 Year in Review 2019 is the 5th annual workshop convened by the... Read More

LORINC: Toronto’s charter city conundrum

For some time, I’ve harboured a growing impatience with the occasional campaigns urging greater institutionalized independence for the... Read More

LORINC: Waterfront Toronto’s power move on Sidewalk Labs

From the moment last June when Waterfront Toronto chair Steve Diamond upstaged the much-hyped launch of Sidewalk Toronto’s Master... Read More

The Toronto Reference Library’s rich collection of Communist newspapers

I am probably the last person you would expect to be perusing Communist literature. I come from a family of Mounties. I have worked on... Read More