Fixing Sam’s Road: The urban design disaster of Avenue Road

Avenue Road is the enduring legacy of Sam Cass. Very enduring. Cass was the traffic engineer hired by the new Metro Toronto government... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 055, Post-Pandemic Transit Ridership

Before the pandemic, the Toronto Transit Commission was actively looking for ways to grow its ridership. Now, after taking a hit in... Read More

LORINC: Is the new federal budget green or red?

After the federal Liberals’ $10/day childcare pledge, there’s no doubt that climate spending was the other big political bell-ringer... Read More

LORINC: Which green standard will reduce Toronto’s carbon?

Few would argue that the City of Toronto’s goal of reducing building-related carbon emissions to zero by around 2030 is a worthy... Read More

LORINC: Joe Biden’s unexpected role in the future of Canadian cities

Is anyone north of the 49th parallel paying attention to the minutiae of the monster stimulus bills coming out of the White House? Of... Read More

LORINC: The Power of Poop

A month from now, the City, Toronto Western Hospital, and an Enwave spin-off called Noventa Energy will unveil one of those... Read More

REID: Yes exit

It’s the kind of thing that has always hung out at the edge of our urban consciousness, that we used to occasionally notice and find... Read More

Reading List: John Sewell, “The Shape of the Suburbs”

When John Sewell’s book The Shape of the Suburbs: Understanding Toronto’s Sprawl came out in 2009, I read it soon after publication... Read More

COVID-19 stimulus spending needs to be wise to the perils of road building

In times of economic crisis, stimulus spending is important. But spending it wisely is even more important. In the midst of the... Read More