Why isn’t there more proactive testing for COVID-19 in the shelter system?

As of May 14, Toronto Public Health (TPH) and the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) have identified over 299 cases of... Read More

LORINC: What will transit look like in a post-pandemic world?

For years, transit advocates warned Toronto politicians in all three orders of government that the city’s transit infrastructure will... Read More

CRESSY: A public health prescription for Toronto’s future

Over the past two months, we all have learned to speak the language of public health. We talk about physical distancing and flattening... Read More

LORINC: Sidewalk Labs steps away from Toronto waterfront

From the earliest days of Sidewalk Labs’ bid to establish a beachhead on Toronto’s waterfront, the cultural mismatch, for lack... Read More

LORINC: The need for local democracy during a pandemic (and are residents tuning out?)

A guy at the park where I take my dog after dinner said the other night that he’d heard the traffic on the 401 last Friday was almost... Read More

Lessons on urban mobility and inequality during a pandemic

Many cities around the world have started to open up road space for non-automotive movement to give people room to get some exercise... Read More

City officials obfuscate while COVID-19 cases spike in homeless shelters

On April 8, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, and Mary-Anne Bedard, general manager of the City’s shelter... Read More

LORINC: The pandemic is allowing residents to see our streets differently

On my long morning dog-walk the other day, a woman and her tween-age daughter jogged past me. I was walking down the middle of the... Read More

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