LORINC: I’m feeling crabby about the Ferry Terminal competition

Maybe it’s the unending winter, but the five short-listed submissions for re-designing the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal/Harbour Square... Read More

What the Spadina subway overrun means for Scarborough, pt. 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: Read part one of this series published yesterday When private firms invest in new equipment, the managers must... Read More

What the Spadina subway overrun means for Scarborough, pt. 1

Parents: hide your children! Apparently, Mayor John Tory is in a state of high dudgeon over the reported (but as yet unconfirmed) $400... Read More

LORINC: This ice isn’t transparent

Here’s my question about last week’s deal to have two private firms ante up funds to keep some of the City’s rinks open: Is there any... Read More

The Scarborough Subway and Smart Track are about to collide

Anyone who thinks they can read between the lines of the two sets of council votes this week — about the Scarborough subway and Smart... Read More

LORINC: John Tory and the need for an activist mayor

At their confab in Toronto last week, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities big city mayors caucus welcomed John Tory like the... Read More

LORINC: Local communities to help build Metrolinx projects

Just two weeks after Metrolinx’s boring machines broke through the extraction shaft at Allen Road, the regional agency reached another... Read More

LORINC: Tory needs to use new traffic data to fight congestion

To absolutely no one’s surprise, Mayor John Tory has emerged as the kind of leader who looks both ways — all puns and double entendres... Read More

LORINC: What the Hebdo killings, and their aftermath, say about global cities

Yesterday’s massive demonstrations — in Paris, as well capitals around the world, including Toronto – offered a vivid reminder... Read More

LORINC: Waterfront Toronto two steps ahead of Minnan-Wong’s forced outrage

One of the great fictions of the Rob Ford era is that only a tiny clutch of politicians kept watch over all the devious civil servants... Read More