The missing middle and the case for density transition zones

Over the past 20 years, Toronto has grown by over 500,000 people, even as its neighbourhoods have hollowed-out, with the loss of over... Read More

LORINC: Is Toronto one small step closer to finding the missing middle?

At last week’s Toronto Urban Design Awards, Mayor John Tory announced that the City will launch an “ideas competition” meant to... Read More

How to build a low-rise apartment building

If you’re in the Bloor and Dufferin neighbourhood a couple of summers from now and happen to head north on Dufferin, just past the... Read More

Is there a smarter way to spend Toronto’s housing dollars?

In June, 2019, Toronto’s Auditor General, Beverly Romeo-Beehler published an audit on Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) housing... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: John Tory discusses housing goals and planning reforms

Later this fall, city council will receive the first of what will likely be a long series of planning reports responding to a July... Read More

LORINC: New residential density plans a small step in right direction

Toronto council today took one small step towards a more rational and potentially more equitable residential land use planning policy... Read More

GORD PERKS: The risks of the financialization of housing

Premier Doug Ford says weakening planning law will get more housing built and that will solve our affordable housing crisis. This... Read More

LORINC: Ford Nation’s growth plan cruises across the finish line

Now that Mayor John Tory has put the muzzle back on his political attack puppy, it’s safe to conclude that nothing else stands between... Read More

Women’s urban citizenship: the history of purpose-built apartments for women

From turn of the century boarding houses to today’s condo boom, housing has long been both the gateway and the barrier to the city for... Read More