LORINC: NIMBYs vs Garden Suites, Season 2

Here’s an odd little mystery about a freshly filed appeal by a residents association coalition of council’s new... Read More

LORINC: Trying to police the way cops use AI-based investigation tools

Late last month, the Toronto Police Services Board released a new policy meant to guide the agency’s future procurement and use... Read More

LORINC: In praise of low-tech crowd control to thwart the trucker convoy

Like many angry and aghast Canadians, I felt deep satisfaction this past weekend watching the images of ordinary Ottawa residents... Read More

LORINC: Debunking the misinformation about garden suites

While most people were riveted last weekend by the wretched spectacle of extremist-palooza in Ottawa, the busy beavers of the tiny... Read More

LORINC: The paradox of the City’s new sidewalk snow removal program

A question for the immediate aftermath of the heaviest snowstorm in ten years: Following years of resident complaints and half-hearted... Read More

Growing up in Eb Zeidler’s Toronto

For the record, I did not attend the infamous Teenage Head concert in June 1980, which turned into a melee, which became an excuse to... Read More

LORINC: Is the City of Toronto’s buffed up climate plan just hot air?

I’ve expressed this frustration before (here and here), and I suspect I’ll express it again: watching Toronto City... Read More

LORINC: The Revenge of the Market Urbanists

Here’s a tale of two cities… In the City of Toronto (pop. 2.8 million), there are about 1.1 million private dwellings, and... Read More

LORINC: Unanswered questions about John Tory and the Rogers Centre

Questions about Mayor John Tory’s relationship with Rogers Communications Inc. have dogged him since even before he was elected mayor... Read More

LORINC: Council prepares to bring in inclusionary zoning, finally (updated).

Update: Council’s planning and housing committee approved an amended version of the inclusionary zoning staff report today... Read More