LORINC: What’s the big idea behind Housing Now?

John Tory’s executive committee convenes today to consider, among other items, the fleshed out implementation strategy for the first... Read More

LORINC: How reducing development charges will spur the ‘missing middle’

While city council tries to figure out how to confront a made-in-Toronto housing affordability crisis, Ontario’s Progressive... Read More

LORINC: Subway upload: negotiating when you have no cards in your hand

As has been widely noted, the Ford government’s approach to nearly everything has a kind of malevolent Bozo-the-clown vibe, with an... Read More

LORINC: Throwing out the baby with the harbour water?

The long-awaited auditor general’s report on Waterfront Toronto (WT), released yesterday, is really two evaluations for the price of... Read More

ELECTION: What we didn’t talk about

An old aphorism about elections attributed to former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell is that the campaign trail is no place for... Read More

ELECTION: John Tory’s shameful fiscal record

During his years out of office – between the end of his stint as the leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives and his victory in... Read More

LORINC: Keesmaat latest candidate to dream of a Gardiner-free future

If the City of Toronto has an evergreen municipal election issue — besides our ritualistic self-flagellation about transit — it has... Read More

LORINC: Debating on the fringe

All of a sudden, Toronto’s spectral mayoral race has turned into a fringe festival. Seemingly out of the blue (though not actually)... Read More

LORINC: What would Jane Jacobs do in these trying times?

My favorite item of clothing is a black t-shirt emblazoned with a trenchant question: “What Would Jane Jacobs Do?” I have an entirely... Read More