LORINC: How will Doug Ford govern?

How will Doug Ford govern? With a week left before he’s sworn in, the most crucial, and also the most elusive, question right now is... Read More

LORINC: Making sense of the most crazy-ass Ontario election ever

I have no idea if all bets are off. But you’ve got to think that the hallucinatory 48-hour period bracketed by Kathleen Wynne’s... Read More

LORINC: What Toronto should learn from Hamburg’s self-driving shuttle pilot

HAMBURG, GERMANY — At some point in 2019, the first of three curiously upright shuttle vehicles will begin tooling around a 3.6km loop... Read More

LORINC: Sidewalk Labs, autonomous vehicles, and the persistent myth of driver error

LEIPZIG, GERMANY, reporting from the International Transport Forum  — When Sidewalk Labs unveiled its plans for Toronto’s... Read More

LORINC: Toronto’s road safety shame

LEIPZIG, GERMANY, reporting from the International Transport Forum  — The contrast could scarcely be starker: with yet another death... Read More

LORINC: Sidewalk Labs’s district energy gambit

Within the next week or so, Sidewalk Labs will sign contracts with two as-yet unnamed engineering firms tasked with figuring out one... Read More

LORINC: Ford’s transit promises have nothing to do with transit

Do. Not. Be. Distracted. By. The. Shiny. Object. I speak, of course, about Doug Ford’s promise to spend $5 billion on transit, on top... Read More

LORINC: Walking in the shadow of Yonge Street attack

There’s a lot of talk these days — on Spacing and elsewhere — about “messy urbanism.” But if you want to understand what this... Read More

LORINC: Sidewalk Toronto hires a fixer

Has the outfit that promised to build a waterfront community from the Internet up decided that it needs a reboot, or at least an... Read More

The next steps for the Toronto Museum

Co-authored with Claire Nelischer After years of deliberation and many unrealized plans, the City is finally set to establish... Read More