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

PARKS IN CRISIS part 4: A tale of two parks

By John Lorinc and Alex Steep Over the past few years, the city has seen a handful of examples of park construction that offer... Read More