LORINC: The taxing discussion about a parking tax

Can anyone who pays attention to City Hall say they didn’t see this one coming? The latest news from the budget... Read More

LORINC: How to expedite affordable housing during a crisis

With the launch of the annual budget slam dance, at the beginning of a new term of city council, on this, the 25th anniversary of... Read More

EXCERPT: Displacement City: Fighting for Health and Homes in a Pandemic

The following is the afterword by Spacing‘s Shawn Micallef in the new book Displacement City: Fighting for Health and Homes in a... Read More

LORINC: Can the Ontario Science Centre save Ontario Place?

Here’s a strange little detail about the 20-car pile-up that is the Ontario Place redevelopment scheme: Shortly before... Read More

LORINC: John Tory’s housewarming gift to the new police chief

In the early 1980s, when inner city crime was soaring in many large metropolitan areas, a pair of American sociologists concocted what... Read More

LORINC: Toronto’s Rooming House deal: Solving the ultimate puzzle

Toronto is a city whose residents are encouraged (or encourage one another) to dislike certain things, but who have also forgotten (or... Read More

LORINC: The devil will be in the details of John Tory’s housing action plan

Update: Council passed Mayor John Tory’s Housing Action Plan, with a raft of tweaks, including a provision to require parking... Read More

Visualizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Toronto

This week marks the third anniversary of the original COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. While many have moved on from COVID-19... Read More

LORINC: 10 questions about the Ontario Place redevelopment

At some point this week, City officials will upload the Ford government’s zoning bylaw amendment application for the Ontario... Read More