SUMMER OF THE GUN: 10 years later, conclusion

 By John Lorinc and Idil Burale In 2005, the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Task Force made the following call to action: “No one... Read More

SUMMER OF THE GUN: 10 years later, pt. III

By Idil Burale and John Lorinc In Toronto, we are good at starting things, but we tend not to follow through or evaluate them down the... Read More

SUMMER OF THE GUN: 10 years later, pt. II

The response to the summer of the gun has been characterized as a combination of prevention (i.e. place-based investment) and... Read More

SUMMER OF THE GUN, 10 years later: Part I

In a four part series, Spacing’s senior editor John Lorinc and columnist Idil Burale look back on the “summer of the... Read More

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