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 case for way more electric buses

Two numbers, and a thought experiment. Exhibit A: According to the City’s latest estimates, the cost of the Eglinton East LRT (Kennedy... Read More

LORINC: The vital need to renew Tower Renewal

Almost exactly a year ago, a team of American affordable housing experts from the Urban Land Institute came to Toronto to offer up... Read More

LORINC: Some borders matter more than others in pandemic

A small procedural question, perhaps for the Ford government. Should we be expecting to see check-points erected on Highway 400 south... 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: Raising the stakes in the MZO wars

The judge who handed down a temporary injunction last week, halting the demolition of the historic Dominion Foundry in the West... Read More

LORINC: A first-responder service for mental health crises

This column was originally published in Spacing‘s fall, 2020, edition. City council’s executive committee yesterday voted... Read More

LORINC: Calculating the pandemic’s carbon footprint

Does your Blue Bin runneth over? On my morning dog walks, I’ve noticed in the past several months that a growing number of blue bins... Read More

LORINC: The never-ending war between Queen’s Park and City Hall

There could have scarcely been a more succinct visual metaphor for the chronically dysfunctional relationship between City Hall and... Read More