LORINC: John Tory’s tax hike and the myth of the electoral mandate

In his column on the weekend, the Globe and Mail’s Marcus Gee took Mayor John Tory to task for committing an electoral... 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

Dear Toronto: We need to talk about city charters

Is the answer to Toronto’s problems a city charter? According to the aptly named Charter City Toronto, it is. From my perspective, the... Read More

Transportation tech bros need to listen to the Vision Zero folks

When we talk about Smart Cities, which seems to be all the time now, we hear about tensions between public governance and corporate... Read More

LORINC: Toronto’s charter city conundrum

For some time, I’ve harboured a growing impatience with the occasional campaigns urging greater institutionalized independence for the... Read More

LORINC: Waterfront Toronto’s power move on Sidewalk Labs

From the moment last June when Waterfront Toronto chair Steve Diamond upstaged the much-hyped launch of Sidewalk Toronto’s Master... Read More

The Toronto Reference Library’s rich collection of Communist newspapers

I am probably the last person you would expect to be perusing Communist literature. I come from a family of Mounties. I have worked on... Read More

ELECTION: Is it time to establish an all-party cabinet committee to address climate change?

Earlier this month, Toronto council unanimously endorsed a motion, moved by Mayor John Tory and University-Rosedale councillor Mike... Read More