LORINC: The street art bureaucrat

Away from the clamour surrounding Jennifer Keesmaat’s departure as chief planner, the City of Toronto has seen another significant... Read More

LORINC: Dedicate foreign-buyers tax to social housing

The latest spitball fired in the ongoing pissing match between the City and the province came from the new Liberal housing minister... Read More

LORINC: Does TCHC even know the extent of its fire risk? Part III

Update: Joe Cressy, Trinity-Spadina councillor and a member of the Toronto Community Housing board, on Tuesday provided Spacing with... Read More

LORINC: How safe are Toronto’s high-rises? Part II

In the aftermath of the Grenfell blaze that killed a still undetermined number of Londoners, many people in Toronto began asking the... Read More

LORINC: Are Toronto’s high-rises safe for seniors? Part I

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on the challenges faced by residents of Toronto Community Housing Marjorie MacMillan, a retiree who... Read More

Pam McConnell 1946-2017: A true public servant

In 1997, just months before the old City of Toronto was swallowed up into the chaos of amalgamation, Pam McConnell, who then... Read More

LORINC: Waterfront announcement is a game-changer

Later this fall, Spacing will publish a small compendium of pivotal civic turning points in our collective history – “25 Days That... Read More

LORINC: Understanding how the TTC won North America’s top transit prize

When the TTC announced on Monday that it had won the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) award for outstanding... Read More

Toronto’s strange climate change plan in the age of Trump

When U.S. president Donald Trump announced last week that he’d decided to abandon the historic Paris Accord, national and sub-national... Read More

LORINC: The politics of the minimum wage

One of the more curious differences between the powers of American and Canadian cities has to do with the former’s ability — and... Read More