REID: Is there (sometimes) induced demand in housing?

A recent study divided U.S. cities into “expensive” and “expansive” categories when it comes to housing. The... Read More

LORINC: A Trip Advisor for rental apartments?

When the members of the Municipal Licensing and Standards committee meet tomorrow at City Hall, they’ll be considering the latest... Read More

LORINC: Why Toronto needs to use open data to improve apartment safety

When I went on Kijiji Thursday morning, I quickly found the following listing: a basement apartment in a bungalow for $515 a month, to... Read More

SPACING: House party for the housing issue!

WHEN: Friday, May 13, 8pm-12am WHERE: 159 Manning Ave. (just east of Trinity-Bellwoods Park) TIME: 8pm – 12am SHARE... Read More

When Haileybury burned, Toronto sent streetcars

The town of Haileybury sits on the shore of Lake Timiskaming, a serpentine body of water on the northern reaches of the Ottawa River... Read More

A history of developers and holdouts in Toronto

When the Imperial Oil company began assembling land for its new executive offices on St. Clair Ave. W. in 1952, it didn’t reckon... Read More

The fall of Sir Henry Pellatt, king of Casa Loma

A carved marble fountain of child figures supporting a dolphin, a solid bronze buffalo head, and hundreds of champagne flutes, wine... Read More

Welcome to your private nuclear fallout shelter

In 1959, the builders of Regency Acres, a 700-home subdivision in Aurora, Ontario, offered something no other homebuilder in the... Read More

BURALE: The reality of fighting poverty

If cities had New Year’s resolutions, Toronto’s should be a poverty reduction strategy. According to the new report on child poverty... Read More

The horror of the Rupert Hotel fire still lingers

The fire had been burning out of control at the Rupert Hotel for 17 minutes before someone called 911. As flames and acrid smoke... Read More