WHY WE CAN’T GO: Debunking the Costs of Operating Public Washrooms, pt. 3

Parks Forestry and Recreation (PFR), according to City of Toronto data, operates over 1,500 parks, nearly 700 sports fields, 123... Read More

Why We Can’t Go: City Flushes Time Away, pt. 2

Anyone who spends time in cities, and not just Toronto, likely has both a mental map as well as a strategy for finding a place to go... Read More

Why We Can’t Go: A Report on Toronto’s Public Washrooms, pt. 1

Because this is Toronto, and because it’s important for officialdom to do certain things backwards, we’re going to spend... Read More

LORINC: Trying to police the way cops use AI-based investigation tools

Late last month, the Toronto Police Services Board released a new policy meant to guide the agency’s future procurement and use... Read More

LORINC: The paradox of the City’s new sidewalk snow removal program

A question for the immediate aftermath of the heaviest snowstorm in ten years: Following years of resident complaints and half-hearted... Read More

Anishnawbe Health finds a new home

On Indigenous People’s Day, June 21, Anishnawbe Health Toronto held its ground-breaking ceremony for the Indigenous Hub that will... Read More

LORINC: Is the new federal budget green or red?

After the federal Liberals’ $10/day childcare pledge, there’s no doubt that climate spending was the other big political bell-ringer... Read More

LORINC: A first-responder service for mental health crises

This column was originally published in Spacing‘s fall, 2020, edition. City council’s executive committee yesterday voted... Read More

LORINC: Calculating the pandemic’s carbon footprint

Does your Blue Bin runneth over? On my morning dog walks, I’ve noticed in the past several months that a growing number of blue bins... Read More

Re-purposing Toronto’s city-owned golf courses

Public space has never been so popular. Over the summer in Toronto, we saw streets closed for active recreation, parks filled with... Read More