LORINC: Have Toronto police learned anything at all about de-escalation?

The shouting about Paris and the ugly political aftermath has made it difficult to hear almost everything else that’s taking place in... Read More

When terror strikes urban geographies of hope

Guest post by Paul Cohen, a professor in the Department of History at the University of Toronto and an occasional contributor... Read More

Why we need youth-created art in public spaces

At the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal on Queen’s Quay West, a colourful, 80-foot mosaic stretches the length of the pedestrian walkway... Read More

LORINC: Faced with backlash on refugee stance, Conservatives keep digging

Over the weekend, according to media reports, the Conservative’s election crisis response to public outrage over Ottawa’s handling of... Read More

LORINC: Why the Tories’ mean-spirited refugee policy has awoken urban Canada

Like many Canadians, I was riveted to the point of distraction by the extremely disturbing events of last week, and the way the... Read More

BACK TO SCHOOL: Why I use the city as a classroom

At this time of year, the signs abound. Colourful backpack displays have replaced the Slip-N-Slide demo at Walmart. And if you... Read More

The two worlds of my Etobicoke

My childhood was spent surrounded by the Humber River and grocery stores. I live in Rexdale, where there’s not much to do and every... Read More

Good Reads: Summer edition of the Friends of Fort York’s Fife and Drum newsletter

The summer edition of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released recently.  It’s a busy time at... Read More

Archival film of the 1990 Toronto Pride celebration

Today at Noon the City of Toronto kicks off Pride Week by raising the rainbow flag at City Hall and to celebrate here is a new video... Read More