S101S – Understanding Residential Density: Why is it so Confusing?

What is residential density and why is it so confusing? Residential density is critical to urban planning. It refers to the number of... Read More

S101 Series: Introduction and Call

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: cities are complex. But that doesn’t mean they need to be complicated... Read More

LORINC: How to expedite affordable housing during a crisis

With the launch of the annual budget slam dance, at the beginning of a new term of city council, on this, the 25th anniversary of... Read More

EXCERPT: Displacement City: Fighting for Health and Homes in a Pandemic

The following is the afterword by Spacing‘s Shawn Micallef in the new book Displacement City: Fighting for Health and Homes in a... Read More

What Does Our $78-Billion Housing Program Really Fix?

How can Canada possibly spend five years and tens of billions to fix the housing crisis, but still have no idea if it’s working... Read More

LORINC: Toronto’s Rooming House deal: Solving the ultimate puzzle

Toronto is a city whose residents are encouraged (or encourage one another) to dislike certain things, but who have also forgotten (or... Read More

LORINC: The devil will be in the details of John Tory’s housing action plan

Update: Council passed Mayor John Tory’s Housing Action Plan, with a raft of tweaks, including a provision to require parking... Read More

The Blue Cabin: A Dream of Home in Uncertain Times

Amidst widespread housing instability, many feel that we may never again be able to dream of a home to call our own. There’s a deep... Read More

LORINC: Will Toronto defend its rental replacement law from Doug Ford?

In the late 1990s, then St. Paul’s West councillor Joe Mihevc took up the cause of several hundred tenants, many of them... Read More

EVENT: Gentle Density Local Leaders’ Summit, Nov 22-23

Registration closes November 15th Cost: FREE. Register at Eventbrite! It’s time to explore a more coordinated approach to... Read More