LORINC: Does the new TCHC fire safety plan go far enough?

In the days and weeks following the Grenfell high rise fire disaster in London, U.K. last June, thousands of Toronto apartment... Read More

Is new police report real transformation or just new packaging?

Last week, the Toronto Police Service (TPS) and the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) jointly released an interim report from the... Read More

LORINC: The Attack of the Killer Revenue Tools

There was a wonderfully revealing moment at yesterday’s executive committee meeting, when Toronto’s city manager Peter Wallace... Read More

LORINC: Cops investigating cops

The Ontario coroner’s decision last week to call an inquest into the shooting death of Andrew Loku, a 45-year-old man killed last... Read More

Do you have to shovel your sidewalk?

In the City of Toronto, the city will clear some local sidewalks when it snows a certain amount, but other people are required to... Read More

LORINC: Have Toronto police learned anything at all about de-escalation?

The shouting about Paris and the ugly political aftermath has made it difficult to hear almost everything else that’s taking place in... Read More

SUMMER OF THE GUN: 10 years later, conclusion

 By John Lorinc and Idil Burale In 2005, the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Task Force made the following call to action: “No one... Read More

SUMMER OF THE GUN: 10 years later, pt. II

The response to the summer of the gun has been characterized as a combination of prevention (i.e. place-based investment) and... Read More

SUMMER OF THE GUN, 10 years later: Part I

In a four part series, Spacing’s senior editor John Lorinc and columnist Idil Burale look back on the “summer of the... Read More