LORINC: Toronto’s connection to U.S. Supreme Court’s same sex marriage ruling

There’s a strange but compellingly human irony in that fact that last week’s momentous same-sex marriage ruling by the U.S. Supreme... Read More

LORINC: We were promised Tory The Consensus Builder

I know that many politicians are ardent devotees of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s lovely old putdown, “consistency is the hobgoblin of little... Read More

LORINC: I come to bury the Gardiner, not to praise it

Based on the speech by character Mark Antony in “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare. Friends, Torontonians, 905ers... Read More

Why the Gardiner East terms of reference matters, a lot

With apologies to my readers who hate sports metaphors, this week’s city council showdown over the Gardiner may seem like overtime in... Read More

LORINC: Can there be a Kumbaya moment for the Gardiner?

In the wake of the intense session at the public works committee, the Gardiner East battle was joined by North York councillor James... Read More

LORINC: Tearing down Gardiner East is all in the numbers

Does the melodrama over the projected two- to ten-minute delay that may occur due to the removal of the lower portion of the Gardiner... Read More

PARKS CRISIS conclusion: 10 ideas to help solve Toronto’s parks acquisition crisis

In May 2014, council gave the city’s planning team the green light to embark on a three-year planning exercise, branded TOCore, that’s... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 4: A tale of two parks

By John Lorinc and Alex Steep Over the past few years, the city has seen a handful of examples of park construction that offer... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 3: The perils of cash-in-lieu

By John Lorinc and Alex Steep At its final meeting of the fractious 2010-2014 term, City Council gave its blessing to what will become... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS sidebar: How Section 42 works

Under Section 42 of the Ontario planning act, municipalities can ask developers to dedicate land or cash for the purposes of creating... Read More