ELECTION: If not housing now, when?

This column has been updated since it was originally published. A debate will be held on Oct. 17th. Is Housing Now dead? In case you... Read More

LORINC: Clear-cutting Michael Hough’s landscaping at Ontario Place

Toronto, arguably, is in the midst of what the city may look back on as a golden age of landscape architecture and design. In the past... Read More

LORINC: Who will solve the rental crisis? Not John Tory

For decades, about half of Torontonians have lived in rented dwellings, and despite this rather amazing statistic, they are... Read More

LORINC: The slow boats to Centre Island

After the dock collision on the weekend that injured more than a dozen people and has reduced ferry service to the Toronto Islands for... Read More

LORINC: The future of Ontario Place must become an election issue

The only thing worse than the design proposed for Ontario Place’s indoor spa mega-project is the fact that a firm with such a... Read More

LORINC: Does Toronto need strong mayor powers or just a strong mayor?

Over the 16 years prior to the news last week that Premier Doug Ford’s Tories are planning to impose so-called strong mayor... Read More

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