EXCERPT: The Islands In My Brain, from “I Own This Town” by Mayor Bert Xanadu

“I Own This Town” is a Toronto-centric collection of essays, screeds, proclamations, asides, orders, observations... Read More

How District Energy is Decarbonizing Cities

Although many communities in Ontario and across Canada have pledged support for the government’s commitment to achieving Net Zero... Read More

Taking Us Where The Sun Don’t Shine – The Broadway Plan

Why bother? The survey flashes across your horizon suggesting a moment of importance. You click on the survey and give your opinion... Read More

LORINC: Doug Ford’s electrification plan is actually a gas-powered climate nightmare

It being election season (and Earth Day), the Ontario government news releases are arriving a dime a dozen right now, and many seem to... Read More

LORINC: The horrible lies of Pierre Poilievre’s real estate lessons

Why do we have a housing crisis? Let me count the ways: Low interest rates, restrictive zoning, permissive zoning, contractor... Read More

Why we must stop the ‘urbicide’ — the killing of cities

The 21st century was supposed to be the “century of the city.” As of 2007, 50% of the world’s population lives in cities, and the... Read More

LORINC: Holding an easily re-electable Mayor John Tory accountable

Elections matter, as the old rule of thumb goes, but maybe some matter less than others? It certainly seems, at this point, that... Read More

LORINC: In praise of low-tech crowd control to thwart the trucker convoy

Like many angry and aghast Canadians, I felt deep satisfaction this past weekend watching the images of ordinary Ottawa residents... Read More

EVENT: Urban Lunch with Michael Geller and Tom Davidoff, Feb 24th

Urban Lunch with Michael Geller and Tom Davidoff DATE: Thursday February 24th TIME and LOCATION:12 noon, via Zoom REGISTRATION: Free... Read More

LORINC: Debunking the misinformation about garden suites

While most people were riveted last weekend by the wretched spectacle of extremist-palooza in Ottawa, the busy beavers of the tiny... Read More