LORINC: Waterfront Toronto two steps ahead of Minnan-Wong’s forced outrage

One of the great fictions of the Rob Ford era is that only a tiny clutch of politicians kept watch over all the devious civil servants... Read More

LORINC: Tory lands in middle of island airport mess

During a campaign-style drive-by in Mississauga last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, according to reports, sought out Toronto’s... Read More

LORINC: Denzil goes to the Waterfront

Not long after amalgamation, when Toronto council still had 57 members and met at Metro Hall, I set up a lunch-time interview with... Read More

LORINC: What we didn’t talk about during this election

Remarkably, given the duration of the campaign and the sheer number of debates, the mayoral candidates managed to either completely... Read More

Lake Ontario is a Sea

A few weeks ago I biked over to The Guild park. Known for its collection of modern Toronto “ruins”, a bonus to visiting the park is... Read More

Oromocto – A New Frontier for Urbanism?

Across North America, many suburban municipalities – characterized by strip malls with thoroughfares built for cars not pedestrians ... Read More

Toronto’s swelling bedrock

In general, Toronto is a relatively easy place to build underground. Our glacial history left the city with stiff clayey soil and our... Read More

Visual Thoughts #46

Last VT image: Cumberland Lake, Vancouver Island. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is also... Read More

Visual Thoughts #45

Last VT image: View from the High Line east on W 15th Street, New York. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing... Read More

A visit to McNabs Island, Halifax Harbour’s hidden gem

HALIFAX – Sitting at the entrance to Halifax Harbour, McNabs Island is a world apart from the hustle and bustle of urban... Read More