LORINC: Have Toronto police learned anything at all about de-escalation?

The shouting about Paris and the ugly political aftermath has made it difficult to hear almost everything else that’s taking place in... Read More

LORINC: How to invest with Crosstown’s found money

Hold on, hold on, hold on. Let’s just rewind a bit, past Wednesday’s Trudeau-palooza, to that interesting little moment last Tuesday... Read More

LORINC: Spend Brampton LRT money on Queen’s Quay East

When Brampton council voted last week to kill a rapid transit line that would not have cost the city an, um, red cent, one thought... Read More

LORINC: Trudeau and Canada’s next urban agenda

If I had to pinpoint a moment when this exhausting election made an important but subtle shift – the place where the ocean liner’s... Read More

LORINC: Why this Canadian election is like no other

As Stephen Harper’s Conservatives inflict their limbic system politics on voters who are somehow unable to see themselves as pawns in... Read More

GARDINER EAST: Using the rail corridor to crack the highway riddle

The Gardiner East Follies returns for yet another extended run at City Hall beginning on Tuesday morning, when city officials present... Read More

LORINC: Faced with backlash on refugee stance, Conservatives keep digging

Over the weekend, according to media reports, the Conservative’s election crisis response to public outrage over Ottawa’s handling of... Read More

LORINC: Why the Tories’ mean-spirited refugee policy has awoken urban Canada

Like many Canadians, I was riveted to the point of distraction by the extremely disturbing events of last week, and the way the... Read More

What Philadelphia can teach Toronto about art, history, and public spaces

Among North American cities, few can boast the depth of history that’s on offer in Philadelphia. The compact downtown, plotted out by... Read More

SUMMER OF THE GUN: 10 years later, conclusion

 By John Lorinc and Idil Burale In 2005, the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Task Force made the following call to action: “No one... Read More