LORINC: Is Toronto missing the middle or missing the mark on housing?

A thought experiment: Imagine Toronto is a big city experiencing a housing affordability crisis and steadily worsening polarization... Read More

LORINC: Council fails accountability test on defunding the police

For all the heat and light generated by Monday’s debate over defunding or detasking the police, the compromise — or compromised... Read More

LORINC: The pandemic is sacrificing community spaces in places of faith

The long-awaited partial re-opening, which finally began in Toronto and Peel earlier this week, is a story with two aspects: on the... Read More

LORINC: The pandemic is about cities

Viruses, in the abstract, don’t care much about their host organisms, beyond the latter’s on-board, physiological defenses. Yet it’s... Read More

LORINC: Police can’t find road to reform even when given a map

Would Regis Korchinski-Paquet be alive today if the Toronto Police Service (TPS) had adopted the recommendations of a sweeping 2014... Read More

LORINC: What’s in a street name? Dundas and other uncomfortable truths about our city

The street where I live, near St. Clair West and Christie, was originally called Victoria after it was carved out of a farmer’s field... Read More

LORINC: What will transit look like in a post-pandemic world?

For years, transit advocates warned Toronto politicians in all three orders of government that the city’s transit infrastructure will... Read More

LORINC: Sidewalk Labs steps away from Toronto waterfront

From the earliest days of Sidewalk Labs’ bid to establish a beachhead on Toronto’s waterfront, the cultural mismatch, for lack... Read More

LORINC: The need for local democracy during a pandemic (and are residents tuning out?)

A guy at the park where I take my dog after dinner said the other night that he’d heard the traffic on the 401 last Friday was almost... Read More