The Bentway: Rethinking public art amidst COVID-19

The publication of the city’s 10-year public art strategy accompanied an announcement that 2021 would be Toronto’s Year of... Read More

LORINC: Welcome to the City’s policy-by-surveillance

I enjoy the revelations of a muck-raking auditor-general’s report as much as the next red-blooded taxpayer, but I must confess a sense... Read More

LORINC: 2020, a year of urban resilience

The answer to the “whither-cities” question that’s buzzed around the edges of pandemic punditry was never seriously in... Read More

A park in a pandemic, in photos

During the summer days of the pandemic, local photographer Chloë Ellingson found herself spending much more time in Sorauren Park than... Read More

How much parkland do we need?

Through the summer and into the fall, city parks were busy as Torontonians tried to savor the excellent weather and bring some regular... Read More

LORINC: Preparing to weather the winter pandemic

After an emotionally complicated long weekend featuring spectacular fall colours, ambiguously-limited Thanksgiving gatherings, and... Read More

What can we learn from kids who thrived during COVID-19 lockdown?

COVID-19 has been a destructive force and cruel amplifier of inequalities for many Canadian families. In addition to the damage caused... Read More

Re-purposing Toronto’s city-owned golf courses

Public space has never been so popular. Over the summer in Toronto, we saw streets closed for active recreation, parks filled with... Read More