Scarborough’s gun violence a symptom of larger issues

In 2007, Toronto Life painted a depressing, dreary picture of Scarborough as being filled with street gang violence. In July, when 11... Read More

LORINC: Dedicate foreign-buyers tax to social housing

The latest spitball fired in the ongoing pissing match between the City and the province came from the new Liberal housing minister... Read More

LORINC: Does TCHC even know the extent of its fire risk? Part III

Update: Joe Cressy, Trinity-Spadina councillor and a member of the Toronto Community Housing board, on Tuesday provided Spacing with... Read More

LORINC: How safe are Toronto’s high-rises? Part II

In the aftermath of the Grenfell blaze that killed a still undetermined number of Londoners, many people in Toronto began asking the... Read More

LORINC: Are Toronto’s high-rises safe for seniors? Part I

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on the challenges faced by residents of Toronto Community Housing Marjorie MacMillan, a retiree who... Read More

Pam McConnell 1946-2017: A true public servant

In 1997, just months before the old City of Toronto was swallowed up into the chaos of amalgamation, Pam McConnell, who then... Read More

Toronto’s strange climate change plan in the age of Trump

When U.S. president Donald Trump announced last week that he’d decided to abandon the historic Paris Accord, national and sub-national... Read More

LORINC: The politics of the minimum wage

One of the more curious differences between the powers of American and Canadian cities has to do with the former’s ability — and... Read More

LORINC: No relief in sight when it comes to subways and politics

In the bonfire of the vanities that is transit politics in Greater Toronto, it is often difficult to identify who is the biggest bozo... Read More