OMB Reform: What empowered municipalities mean for new housing

In May of this year, the Government of Ontario introduced legislation that would “overhaul” the province’s land use planning appeals... Read More

LORINC: Rob Ford drove his reputation into the ground

On October 2, 2013 – exactly, as it happens, four years ago today – a certain Detective Constable Khoshbooi, of the Toronto Police... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 016, the Racist Roots of Canadian Cities

In this episode, we speak to Toronto Dreams Project founder Adam Bunch, who took a tour this summer of Toronto’s problematic... Read More

The North Market and what Toronto can learn from Barcelona’s El Born

Part of a mayor’s job is to build the city, even as he takes care with taxpayers’ money. John Tory has an opportunity to... Read More

LORINC: The unnecessary return of Doug Ford

Give Doug Ford this much: one has to admire, in a grudging way, someone with the sheer lack of self-awareness required to believe that... Read More

LORINC: TOCore and Jennifer Keesmaat’s legacy

Since the City announced chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat’s departure last week, much of the commentary about her stint in that high... Read More

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