The delicate dance of governing Sidewalk Lab’s Quayside project

Three-and-a-half months after The Great Re-Set trimmed the sails of everyone’s favorite smart city villain, Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan... Read More

Toronto’s missing middle should be built along collector roads

Much of the conversation about missing middle development in Toronto has been focused on how to smuggle additional housing units into... Read More

The Beautiful Mess of Toronto Laneways, my newest book for Spacing

There is no public space that holds my heart quite like a laneway. When I moved downtown in the mid-1990s I began to wander the city’s... Read More

Transportation tech bros need to listen to the Vision Zero folks

When we talk about Smart Cities, which seems to be all the time now, we hear about tensions between public governance and corporate... Read More

Toronto’s 10-year public art strategy

Last week, Mayor John Tory dropped by OCAD to declare that 2021 would be the year of public art in Toronto. This announcement sets up... Read More

LORINC: Waterfront Toronto’s power move on Sidewalk Labs

From the moment last June when Waterfront Toronto chair Steve Diamond upstaged the much-hyped launch of Sidewalk Toronto’s Master... Read More

Spacing School of Urbanism workshop: DIGITAL CITIES

WHEN: October 25, 2019 WHERE: 197 Spadina Avenue, Lake Ontario Room, 5th floor COST: $125 TICKETS: Buy at the Spacing Store online... Read More

LORINC: Is Toronto one small step closer to finding the missing middle?

At last week’s Toronto Urban Design Awards, Mayor John Tory announced that the City will launch an “ideas competition” meant to... Read More

How to build a low-rise apartment building

If you’re in the Bloor and Dufferin neighbourhood a couple of summers from now and happen to head north on Dufferin, just past the... Read More