Toronto, Queen’s Park, and the circus at the School Board

If Premier Kathleen Wynne truly had the courage of the convictions that made her a great education advocate a decade ago, she’d ditch... Read More

BURALE: Ford Nation is not dead

Idil Burale is a new contributor to Spacing and recently ran in ward 1 for city councillor On October 27th, Torontonians – much to the... Read More

LORINC: Memo to Tory — find a transit quick win

Last week, mayor-elect John Tory went out of his way, via drive-time interviews on talk radio, to assure drivers that their commute... Read More

MESLIN: The myth of the five-week election

As the dust settles from the 2014 municipal election and political commentators begin to reflect on what happened, two common themes... Read More

LORINC: Can Tory get SmartTrack off the launch pad?

Toronto’s last two mayors, though polar opposites, both began their terms of office almost identically — with short, crisp council... Read More

Toronto’s mayoral election in five more maps

Yesterday, University of Toronto Professor David Hulchanski summarized the link between Monday’s election results and the... Read More

Toronto’s mayoral election in four maps

Over the past three decades, Toronto has become an increasingly divided city, economically and racially.  And those divisions were... Read More

LORINC: Mr. Tory Goes to City Hall

My operating hypothesis about the way mayor-elect John Tory plans to run council is that he’s going to try to emulate Mel Lastman’s... Read More

LORINC: What we didn’t talk about during this election

Remarkably, given the duration of the campaign and the sheer number of debates, the mayoral candidates managed to either completely... Read More