LORINC: How safe is the TTC?

How safe is the TTC? Notwithstanding a media narrative that is solidifying faster than quick drying cement, the quick answer to this... Read More

LORINC: The taxing discussion about a parking tax

Can anyone who pays attention to City Hall say they didn’t see this one coming? The latest news from the budget... Read More

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... Read More

LORINC: Can the Ontario Science Centre save Ontario Place?

Here’s a strange little detail about the 20-car pile-up that is the Ontario Place redevelopment scheme: Shortly before... Read More

LORINC: John Tory’s housewarming gift to the new police chief

In the early 1980s, when inner city crime was soaring in many large metropolitan areas, a pair of American sociologists concocted what... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

LORINC: 10 questions about the Ontario Place redevelopment

At some point this week, City officials will upload the Ford government’s zoning bylaw amendment application for the Ontario... Read More

LORINC: Toronto’s development charge showdown is a distraction

As the battle over Bill-23 — a.k.a. the “More Housing Bigger Profits Act” — rumbled towards its inevitable conclusion... Read More

LORINC: What the Unfair Mayor System could look like in practice

Late last week, after the Ontario government revealed that it was bulking up mayoral veto powers for the cities of Toronto and Ottawa... Read More