LORINC: Toronto’s connection to U.S. Supreme Court’s same sex marriage ruling

There’s a strange but compellingly human irony in that fact that last week’s momentous same-sex marriage ruling by the U.S. Supreme... Read More

Gardiner East: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Megacity

 On Thursday, June 11, Toronto City Council voted to maintain the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis Street and the Don Valley... Read More

BURALE: Why are we so reluctant to truly end carding?

In Toronto, it is now in vogue to be down with the cause that is Stop Carding Now. The media is on board, so are some prominent... Read More

LORINC: We were promised Tory The Consensus Builder

I know that many politicians are ardent devotees of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s lovely old putdown, “consistency is the hobgoblin of little... Read More

Why the Gardiner East terms of reference matters, a lot

With apologies to my readers who hate sports metaphors, this week’s city council showdown over the Gardiner may seem like overtime in... Read More

LORINC: Can there be a Kumbaya moment for the Gardiner?

In the wake of the intense session at the public works committee, the Gardiner East battle was joined by North York councillor James... Read More

LORINC: Tearing down Gardiner East is all in the numbers

Does the melodrama over the projected two- to ten-minute delay that may occur due to the removal of the lower portion of the Gardiner... Read More

Toronto politics in a hashtag

It was 2010. The G20 protests were in the news, and Rob Ford was running for mayor. Some of Toronto’s Twitter users took to the... Read More

PARKS CRISIS conclusion: 10 ideas to help solve Toronto’s parks acquisition crisis

In May 2014, council gave the city’s planning team the green light to embark on a three-year planning exercise, branded TOCore, that’s... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 5: The system worked (slowly) for a west end park

On a warm spring afternoon, the park on the corner of Sorauren and Wabash avenues in the west Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale looks... Read More