Earth Day in the COVID-19 era

Happy Earth Day! Although in these strange days of self-isolation, it may feel more like Groundhog Day than Earth Day, here we are... Read More

COVID-19 is a wake-up call for Toronto to act on housing and homelessness

In order to flatten the COVID-19 curve, Canadians have been advised to stay home as much as possible and, when going out, to engage in... Read More

KELCEY: Cities are mostly forgotten in pandemic policy decisions

Outside our locked-down doors, Canadian mayors are wielding emergency powers. City bus drivers are literally risking their lives to... Read More

LORINC: Ford Nation’s phony construction shut-down during pandemic

If you’d tuned in to the Ontario government’s daily press briefing last Friday, you would have seen a grim-faced Doug Ford presenting... Read More

MARY ROWE: Fostering Covid-19 resilience in Canada’s cities

This is a guest column by Mary W. Rowe, CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute Over 80% of Canadians live in cities, making us one of the... Read More

In face of Covid-19, what if Canada’s health system looked like our housing system?

Covid-19 is making everyday life feel like dystopian fiction. But imagine an even more apocalyptic scenario: what if Canada’s health... Read More

LORINC: We are about to learn what civic resilience truly is in face of Covid-19 pandemic

In this space last week, I argued that Torontonians, and their elected officials, need to have a far more serious debate about what... Read More

LORINC: Understanding what resilience means in era of COVID-19

“Resilience” in recent years has emerged as the sexiest new addition to the lexicon of urbanist jargon — a word that denotes a kind of... Read More

LORINC: Downsview offers city-building opportunity with a long runway

The key take-away in the Metrolinx business case report released last week, on the economics of the Scarborough subway, is as simple... Read More