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 of artificial...By John Lorinc
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 lobbying from...By John Lorinc
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 stand at Front and...By Mnawaate Gordon-Corbiere
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 in Monday’s $100...By John Lorinc
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 to recommend a $1.7...By John Lorinc
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 hauled to the curb...By John Lorinc
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 people young and old...By Cara Chellew
Parks, policing, and the pandemic
Park People’s national COVID-19 survey shows that parks have become more important than ever to Canadians during the pandemic. While many have been using...By Adri Stark
Farewell, Regent Park
By Lena Sanz Tovar and Keisha St. Louis-McBurnie Farewell Oak Street, produced by the National Film Board of Canada in 1953, presents a before-and-after...By Spacing
RECYCLING WOES: Toronto struggles to adapt to increased contamination and lower prices
Recycling programs across North America are struggling to cope with rising costs and declining revenues, and Toronto’s program is not immune to the...By Jon Yazer
Why is urban planning so white?
By Saquib Ahsan, Ruth Belay, Abigail Moriah, and Gervais Nash The deaths of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Abdirahman Abdi, Ejaz Choudry, and countless other...By Spacing
Why is City of Toronto sole-sourcing key digital infrastructure?
Toronto City Council is set to vote this week on a staff recommendation to sole-source a contract for a technology system. The contract is with Kansas...By Bianca Wylie