In Chinatown, Precious Few Places for Seniors to Live
A new report sounds the alarm on the housing crisis for immigrant seniors in and around Vancouver’s Chinatown. Many seniors expect to live out the...By Christopher Cheung
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 people living in a...By Erick Villagomez
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. Complexity refers to...By Erick Villagomez
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 amalgamation, it seems...By John Lorinc
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 Pandemic published...By Shawn Micallef
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? That’s the question...By Patrick Condon
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 never really knew...By John Lorinc
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 minimums for...By John Lorinc
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, unsatiated sense of...By irisleung
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 seniors, living in two...By John Lorinc
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 gentle-density housing in BC...By Spacing
PODCAST: Election Panel with Lorraine Lam and John Lorinc
As Toronto gets ready to vote, we are bringing you regular panel discussions with journalists and experts who will break down the candidates, platforms...By Spacing Radio