LORINC: Trinity Bellwoods encampment and the persistence of Toronto’s old moral order

The violent clearing of the encampments at Trinity Bellwoods Park on Tuesday revealed Toronto at not only its most Tory, pun intended... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 056, Rail Deck Park and best laid (official) plans

This episode is all about plans: big and small, successful and dashed. First, Toronto Star city hall reporter Jennifer Pagliaro takes... Read More

Book Review – Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin: Architecture and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Matthew Soules (Princeton Architectural Press, 2021) The installation of Rodney Graham’s Spinning Chandelier, the $3.5 million... Read More

LORINC: The cautionary tale of Rail Deck Park

If Toronto’s Rail Deck Park plan ended up dying in a dense thicket of legalistic land-use planning arguments, it would be fair... Read More

Cartographically Speaking – Vancouver’s District Lots

For a larger image click here. Any aspiring urban historian or property owner looking to renovate will quickly encounter the confusing... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 055, Post-Pandemic Transit Ridership

Before the pandemic, the Toronto Transit Commission was actively looking for ways to grow its ridership. Now, after taking a hit in... Read More

LORINC: Is the new federal budget green or red?

After the federal Liberals’ $10/day childcare pledge, there’s no doubt that climate spending was the other big political bell-ringer... Read More

The City in Sight Podcast: Finances, Charters, and Constitutional Change

Spacing and Massey College proudly present City in Sight: Canada’s constitutional city crisis, a special podcast series. THIS EPISODE... Read More

LORINC: Joe Biden’s unexpected role in the future of Canadian cities

Is anyone north of the 49th parallel paying attention to the minutiae of the monster stimulus bills coming out of the White House? Of... Read More

Writing Vancouver: ‘Starting Over’ – Part Three

‘Starting Over’ Part Three: Zoning Out Manipulation is needed to move the gears, but not everything runs on the same... Read More