Growing up in Eb Zeidler’s Toronto

For the record, I did not attend the infamous Teenage Head concert in June 1980, which turned into a melee, which became an excuse to... Read More

LORINC: Is the City of Toronto’s buffed up climate plan just hot air?

I’ve expressed this frustration before (here and here), and I suspect I’ll express it again: watching Toronto City... Read More

LORINC: The Revenge of the Market Urbanists

Here’s a tale of two cities… In the City of Toronto (pop. 2.8 million), there are about 1.1 million private dwellings, and... Read More

LORINC: Unanswered questions about John Tory and the Rogers Centre

Questions about Mayor John Tory’s relationship with Rogers Communications Inc. have dogged him since even before he was elected mayor... Read More

LORINC: Council prepares to bring in inclusionary zoning, finally (updated).

Update: Council’s planning and housing committee approved an amended version of the inclusionary zoning staff report today... Read More

LORINC: What is the future of CafeTO (with update)?

On October 27, Toronto City Council’s executive committee will get to dine alfresco on the results of an online survey about the... Read More

LORINC: The Supreme Court ruling on the size of council was a distraction

I’d be lying if I said I was the least bit surprised by Friday’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling, which dismissed by a 5-4 vote the... Read More

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