What the Spadina subway overrun means for Scarborough, pt. 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: Read part one of this series published yesterday When private firms invest in new equipment, the managers must... Read More

What the Spadina subway overrun means for Scarborough, pt. 1

Parents: hide your children! Apparently, Mayor John Tory is in a state of high dudgeon over the reported (but as yet unconfirmed) $400... Read More

LORINC: This ice isn’t transparent

Here’s my question about last week’s deal to have two private firms ante up funds to keep some of the City’s rinks open: Is there any... Read More

The Scarborough Subway and Smart Track are about to collide

Anyone who thinks they can read between the lines of the two sets of council votes this week — about the Scarborough subway and Smart... Read More

LORINC: John Tory and the need for an activist mayor

At their confab in Toronto last week, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities big city mayors caucus welcomed John Tory like the... Read More

LORINC: Tory needs to use new traffic data to fight congestion

To absolutely no one’s surprise, Mayor John Tory has emerged as the kind of leader who looks both ways — all puns and double entendres... Read More

LORINC: What the Hebdo killings, and their aftermath, say about global cities

Yesterday’s massive demonstrations — in Paris, as well capitals around the world, including Toronto – offered a vivid reminder... Read More

BURALE: The reality of fighting poverty

If cities had New Year’s resolutions, Toronto’s should be a poverty reduction strategy. According to the new report on child poverty... Read More

The horror of the Rupert Hotel fire still lingers

The fire had been burning out of control at the Rupert Hotel for 17 minutes before someone called 911. As flames and acrid smoke... Read More