When do we admit that Toronto’s housing crisis is an emergency?

Should the City of Toronto declare a housing and homelessness emergency? Reports on deaths of homeless people, increasing levels of... Read More

National Housing Innovation event tackles Toronto’s housing affordability crisis

Toronto’s housing affordability crisis has long dominated headlines and political discourse, but measures introduced by our... Read More

Toronto’s missing middle should be built along collector roads

Much of the conversation about missing middle development in Toronto has been focused on how to smuggle additional housing units into... Read More

LORINC: What exactly does ‘affordable housing’ mean in Toronto?

With the unveiling yesterday of the City’s ten-year “Housing Opportunities Toronto” (HOT) action plan, Mayor John Tory and city... Read More

A Parkdale airbnb eviction story (but not what you think)

Last week, I learned that my landlords had succeeded in evicting me from my apartment in Parkdale, a beautiful but not inexpensive... Read More

Is John Tory’s Housing Now plan crumbling?

In the fall of 2018, Toronto Mayor John Tory promised to deliver 40,000 new units of affordable-housing over the next 12-years. A year... Read More

The missing middle and the case for density transition zones

Over the past 20 years, Toronto has grown by over 500,000 people, even as its neighbourhoods have hollowed-out, with the loss of over... Read More

LORINC: Is Toronto one small step closer to finding the missing middle?

At last week’s Toronto Urban Design Awards, Mayor John Tory announced that the City will launch an “ideas competition” meant to... Read More

How to build a low-rise apartment building

If you’re in the Bloor and Dufferin neighbourhood a couple of summers from now and happen to head north on Dufferin, just past the... Read More