Examining the ambiguous keepers of the hotel shelter list

The hotel shelter program is a highlight of the City’s homelessness solution strategy, galvanized by the effects of the pandemic. In a... Read More

LORINC: How over-crowding has made housing lethal during pandemic

There were so many truly awful details about the death, from COVID-19, of 13-year-old Emily Victoria Viegas — Brampton’s wall-to-wall... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 055, Post-Pandemic Transit Ridership

Before the pandemic, the Toronto Transit Commission was actively looking for ways to grow its ridership. Now, after taking a hit in... Read More

Toronto after the 1st Wave: How COVID-19 affected three key markets

This is co-authored by Youjing Li and Shauna Brail In the fall of 2020, a University of Toronto research team set out to track key... Read More

Poetry in community: Q&A with poet Ronna Bloom

Ronna Bloom is former Poet in Residence at Mount Sinai Hospital, now Sinai Health System. Long before face coverings became mandatory... Read More

Vacant Queen Street West: a pandemic photo essay

Queen Street West has always been a revolving door of independent businesses. Starting at the bottom of Parkdale, Queen Street is an... Read More

Urban space as a catalyst for improving mental health care

This article is published in conjunction with the upcoming issue of Spacing, which is focused on the theme of public health. In these... Read More

Soundscapes on College: This ain’t a library

This article originally appeared in Spacing #14, summer 2009. It was recently announced that the iconic music shop Soundscapes on... Read More

The duality of Amazon in Scarborough – from delivering jobs to packaging community relations

Amazon’s notoriety for exploitative work conditions, harmful environmental practices, corporate tax exemptions, and stripping jobs... Read More

LORINC: The vital need to renew Tower Renewal

Almost exactly a year ago, a team of American affordable housing experts from the Urban Land Institute came to Toronto to offer up... Read More