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

SUMMER OF THE GUN: 10 years later, pt. III

By Idil Burale and John Lorinc In Toronto, we are good at starting things, but we tend not to follow through or evaluate them down the... Read More

SUMMER OF THE GUN, 10 years later: Part I

In a four part series, Spacing’s senior editor John Lorinc and columnist Idil Burale look back on the “summer of the... Read More

LORINC: Telling our story

Not for the first time, and certainly not the last, I came across a family of tourists in the subway the other day, trying to figure... Read More

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