LORINC: Raising the stakes in the MZO wars

The judge who handed down a temporary injunction last week, halting the demolition of the historic Dominion Foundry in the West... Read More

LORINC: A first-responder service for mental health crises

This column was originally published in Spacing‘s fall, 2020, edition. City council’s executive committee yesterday voted... Read More

LORINC: Calculating the pandemic’s carbon footprint

Does your Blue Bin runneth over? On my morning dog walks, I’ve noticed in the past several months that a growing number of blue bins... Read More

LORINC: The never-ending war between Queen’s Park and City Hall

There could have scarcely been a more succinct visual metaphor for the chronically dysfunctional relationship between City Hall and... Read More

LORINC: Yonge Street’s new mission

It sometimes seems as if the ‘whither-Yonge Street’ question has been loitering on the edges of our civic debates ever since the... Read More

LORINC: 2020, a year of urban resilience

The answer to the “whither-cities” question that’s buzzed around the edges of pandemic punditry was never seriously in... Read More

LORINC: Crombie’s resignation from Greenbelt Council reminds us to look upstream

Of course, the Ford government responded with misdirection and a bit of money. In the wake of David Crombie’s weekend resignation from... Read More

LORINC: Tall or small is a false choice between main streets and intensification

At its meeting Monday, the Toronto Preservation Board (TPB) voted to adopt a set of staff recommendations that seemed, to some... Read More

LORINC: The crowded bus problem during the second wave

The TTC has been steadily bringing back vehicle operators since early September as ridership levels rise. As of October 9, buses were... Read More

LORINC: Preparing to weather the winter pandemic

After an emotionally complicated long weekend featuring spectacular fall colours, ambiguously-limited Thanksgiving gatherings, and... Read More