LORINC: Yonge Street’s new mission

It sometimes seems as if the ‘whither-Yonge Street’ question has been loitering on the edges of our civic debates ever since the... Read More

LORINC: 2020, a year of urban resilience

The answer to the “whither-cities” question that’s buzzed around the edges of pandemic punditry was never seriously in... Read More

LORINC: Preparing to weather the winter pandemic

After an emotionally complicated long weekend featuring spectacular fall colours, ambiguously-limited Thanksgiving gatherings, and... Read More

Fixing Avenue Road

The car wins on Avenue Road. It always does. The pattern of valuing the convenience of drivers over everything else has been fixed... Read More

REID: Our bridges should be places we want to walk

The City of Toronto is criss-crossed with ravines and sunken railways, and the way we connect the city across these gaps is with... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 049, City scenes that saved summer

It’s been a rough summer for everyone, but people have found ways to get outside and make the most of it. In this episode, we... Read More

REID: The beginning of the end for rush hour curb lanes?

One of the distinctive and ubiquitous characteristics of main streets in the older parts of Toronto is the rush hour curb lane. For... Read More

Five organizations come together to produce a community map of Toronto “safeways”

In a great display of community collaboration, five Toronto-based organizations dedicated to improving and enhancing the city’s public... Read More

A how-to guide to redesign city streets during and after COVID

In cities the world over, streets are being repurposed for people walking, cycling, and simply spending time outside. First Milan... Read More

IN LIEU OF A LOO: Going out and ‘going’ during a pandemic

The weather is warming. The sun is shining. COVID-19 cases are on the downturn. And stores and cafes are blinking back to life after... Read More