LORINC: Burning down the (laneway) house

In recent months, I’ve found myself wondering whether Toronto City Council’s much-touted laneway suites policy, circa 2018, was... Read More

LORINC: Council ponders $600 million affordable housing incentive

It is Toronto’s ur-question, the riddle of riddles, the fodder for a thousand earnest studies. What combination of public policy... Read More

When Poverty Mattered: The 1970 uprising at the Social Planning Council

Editor’s note: Excerpted from the book When Poverty Mattered, Then and Now, by Paul Weinberg (Fernwood Publishing, 2019). There... Read More

We have a housing crisis— why aren’t we talking about rent control?

In the mad-dash scramble to call out the culprits and cheer on the saviours in Toronto’s ever-accelerating housing crisis, there’s... Read More

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