THOMPSON: Saunders’ departure won’t fix the problem of policing in Toronto

What can be said about chief Mark Saunders’ sudden departure from the Toronto Police Service (TPS)? In truth, I am neither happy nor... Read More

LORINC: Police can’t find road to reform even when given a map

Would Regis Korchinski-Paquet be alive today if the Toronto Police Service (TPS) had adopted the recommendations of a sweeping 2014... Read More

If Black lives truly matter in Canada, an apology for slavery is only a first step

silNatasha Henry is a 2018 Vanier Scholar completing a PhD in History at York University on the enslavement of Africans in early... Read More

THOMPSON: Policing the boundaries of space and race during COVID-19

When a Black person is killed by police, it feels like Black people are suddenly taking up a lot of space in Canadian media. I’ve had... Read More

The question of food and the new resiliency

The ability to feed our communities as a result of COVID-19 has the potential to increase awareness of the economic, social and... Read More

A how-to guide to redesign city streets during and after COVID

In cities the world over, streets are being repurposed for people walking, cycling, and simply spending time outside. First Milan... Read More

LORINC: The need for local democracy during a pandemic (and are residents tuning out?)

A guy at the park where I take my dog after dinner said the other night that he’d heard the traffic on the 401 last Friday was almost... Read More

Lessons on urban mobility and inequality during a pandemic

Many cities around the world have started to open up road space for non-automotive movement to give people room to get some exercise... Read More

The unexpected potential of pandemic parking lots

From my living room window, I can see a church parking lot. Services are now streamed so it no longer fills up on Sunday mornings but... Read More