LORINC: Can John Tory Turn the Page on the Shelter Crisis?

I haven’t observed a political crisis this ripe with potential since that weird interlude during the 2008 credit meltdown when the... Read More

LORINC: New subway extension overshadows other important transit news

All the hype and posturing that accompanied this weekend’s subway opening effectively obliterated a bit of news about a small transit... Read More

LORINC: Sidewalk Labs has hit a roadblock

The City of Toronto last week clearly signaled to Waterfront Toronto (WT) that the tripartite development agency drastically... Read More

LORINC: Board of Trade pitches myth of free transit

Among all the forms of magical thinking that infect the region’s political culture, none are as pernicious — or persistent — as the... Read More

LORINC: St. Clair Reservoir Toronto’s other ‘palace of water’

Toronto Water’s ongoing efforts to complete a state-of-good-repair overhaul on the St. Clair Reservoir, under Sir Winston Churchill... Read More

LORINC: Toronto’s demographics and the 2018 city election

With next year’s municipal vote now less than a year away, the pre-election positioning has begun in earnest – the most recent example... Read More

LORINC: Let’s talk about Sidewalk Labs’ $50 million investment

In May, when Waterfront Toronto (WT) issued the RFP for Quayside that culminated in last month’s agreement with Sidewalk Labs, the... Read More

LORINC: We need to Google some questions about Sidewalk Labs

In just about every way, last week’s reveal of Sidewalk Lab’s vision for Quayside, a 4.9-hectare swath of the eastern waterfront near... Read More

LORINC: Does the new TCHC fire safety plan go far enough?

In the days and weeks following the Grenfell high rise fire disaster in London, U.K. last June, thousands of Toronto apartment... Read More