LORINC: Desperately searching for a substantial debate over policing

Besides summer barbeques and pledges to keep the streets clean, there’s nothing quite so as predictable about Toronto’s civic... Read More

LORINC: Rethinking the integrity commissioner’s role

According to media reports from last week’s marathon council session, Toronto politicians slapped Giorgio Mammoliti with toughest... Read More

LORINC: An adult conversation about transit, redux

Last week, I proposed in this space three key moves that Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals could make to signal their seriousness about... Read More

LORINC: How Wynne can repair Liberals public transit credibility

With premier Kathleen Wynne promising to move quickly to deliver a throne speech, re-introduce the budget that won her last week’s... Read More

LORINC: What Ontario election means for Toronto’s mayoral race

Last night’s stunning win for Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne will almost certainly trigger not one but two leadership races — Tim... Read More

SPACING INVESTIGATION, PART 5: The bottom line on the Scarborough subway

During tonight’s provincial election debate, Tim Hudak and Andrea Horwath will spend plenty of time accusing Kathleen Wynne and the... Read More

SPACING INVESTIGATION, PART 4: Won’t somebody think of Bombardier?

According to the November, 2012, master agreement signed by Metrolinx, the City of Toronto and the TTC, the four-line LRT project... Read More

SPACING INVESTIGATION, PART 3: Ignoring the projected high costs and low ridership

When Toronto city council convened in July, 2013, to make a clear decision on the Scarborough subway conversion, City staff provided... Read More

SPACING INVESTIGATION, PART 2: “It’ll be over my dead body that Scarborough goes wanting for high speed transit”

On the surface, last summer’s council show-down over the Scarborough subway proposal was the culmination of a sustained political... Read More

SPACING INVESTIGATION, PART 1: The political movements behind the Scarborough Subway

For the last five months Spacing has been investigating the political maneuvering behind the decision to build the Scarborough subway... Read More