Why is City of Toronto sole-sourcing key digital infrastructure?

Toronto City Council is set to vote this week on a staff recommendation to sole-source a contract for a technology system. The... Read More

Apology, Truth, and Reparations: The overdue reckoning with Canada’s slave past

This essay is a sequel to Natasha Henry’s account of the history of enslavement of Black people in Canada prior to 1834, published in... Read More

The connections between public art and activism

In this moment of social and political upheaval, as protesters demand racial justice in response to police brutality and systemic... Read More

COVID RECOVERY: Timid bus priority plan in Toronto needs to be bigger & bolder

This week, the Executive Committee of Toronto City Council is considering a motion to prioritize public transit on select roadways... Read More

How public institutions fail Black children

All Black lives matter. Andrew Loku, Abdirahman Abdi, D’Andre Campbell, Regis Korchinski-Paquet and numerous Black lives — which... Read More

How COVID-19 can catalyze coordination in Greater Toronto

By André Côté, Gabriel Eidelman, and Michael Fenn. The reopening in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recovery planning to... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 047, The problem with police

The world is taking a hard look at their police forces, the violence they use, the deaths that result, and the systemic and anti-Black... Read More

LORINC: Is Toronto missing the middle or missing the mark on housing?

A thought experiment: Imagine Toronto is a big city experiencing a housing affordability crisis and steadily worsening polarization... Read More

LORINC: Council fails accountability test on defunding the police

For all the heat and light generated by Monday’s debate over defunding or detasking the police, the compromise — or compromised... Read More

Bentham’s City: An Urban Monograph of Vancouver City Hall

[Editor’s Note: This piece was published over a decade ago—in what would eventually become Spacing Vancouver. In light of the... Read More