LORINC: 2021 vote was a tale of two elections

In the dying days of an election no one wanted, four themes dominated: the split on the left, the split on the right, the apparent... Read More

LORINC: The transit-less election

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand why transit didn’t crack the surface of this federal election. After 18 months... Read More

LORINC: The case for re-branding urban shade for a world on fire

Given the increasingly dire news about climate change, including the release yesterday of the IPCC latest report on accelerating... Read More

LORINC: City Council’s green-washing game

At its meeting earlier this month, Toronto city council endorsed two policies — one substantive, the other symbolic — to add further... Read More

LORINC: The failing of governance of Toronto

The debacle that was last week’s so-called debate over multi-tenant housing, which ended in a stalemate, was quite plainly evidence of... Read More

LORINC: Editing the moralism out of post-pandemic Toronto

We met friends for dinner on the weekend, on the patio of a little taco place along St. Clair West. Outside the patio, on the... Read More

LORINC: Fiddling while Toronto burns

I watched Greta Thunberg ream out world leaders at the Austrian World Summit, a climate conference, last week, and found myself... Read More

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

LORINC: Why Toronto’s urban design needs a lesson on climate and equity

Many Torontonians, including critics, have long bemoaned the absence, at least in recent decades, of a unique architectural character... 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