WHY WE CAN’T GO: Debunking the Costs of Operating Public Washrooms, pt. 3

Parks Forestry and Recreation (PFR), according to City of Toronto data, operates over 1,500 parks, nearly 700 sports fields, 123... Read More

Why We Can’t Go: City Flushes Time Away, pt. 2

Anyone who spends time in cities, and not just Toronto, likely has both a mental map as well as a strategy for finding a place to go... Read More

Why We Can’t Go: A Report on Toronto’s Public Washrooms, pt. 1

Because this is Toronto, and because it’s important for officialdom to do certain things backwards, we’re going to spend... Read More

LORINC: Highway 413 and Doug Ford’s tactical whataboutism

Going in to this election, did anyone really expect that it would come to focus so intensively on that great big ribbon of blacktop... Read More

LORINC: The back-channel lobbying of residents’ associations

Should residents’ associations be required to register as lobbyists? This loaded question, as it turns out, was canvassed, sort... 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

LORINC: Unspooling the rhetoric about ‘red tape’ and urban planning

There are few things more certain about political rhetoric than the appearance of conservative shibboleths about “red... 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: NIMBYs vs Garden Suites, Season 2

Here’s an odd little mystery about a freshly filed appeal by a residents association coalition of council’s new... Read More