LORINC: Is Toronto missing the middle or missing the mark on housing?

A thought experiment: Imagine Toronto is a big city experiencing a housing affordability crisis and steadily worsening polarization... Read More

COVID-19 pushing homeless into encampments

According to a 2018 Toronto Street Needs Assessment, there were 533 “rough sleepers” in Toronto — that is to say, those... Read More

REID: Spotting (and reviving?) the neighbourhood corner commercial building

Like so many people during the current pandemic lockdown, I’ve started to get to know my neighbourhood much more closely on... Read More

Why isn’t there more proactive testing for COVID-19 in the shelter system?

As of May 14, Toronto Public Health (TPH) and the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) have identified over 299 cases of... Read More

Change and continuity in the COVID-19 city

Everything has changed and nothing has changed since the arrival of the COVID19 pandemic. Understanding the new dynamics of cities is... Read More

City officials obfuscate while COVID-19 cases spike in homeless shelters

On April 8, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, and Mary-Anne Bedard, general manager of the City’s shelter... Read More

COVID-19 is a wake-up call for Toronto to act on housing and homelessness

In order to flatten the COVID-19 curve, Canadians have been advised to stay home as much as possible and, when going out, to engage in... Read More

LORINC: Paying rent in a pandemic

It’s the first of the month, which means, for many Toronto tenants, that rent’s due – a perennial transaction that was already imbued... Read More