CRESSY: A public health prescription for Toronto’s future

Over the past two months, we all have learned to speak the language of public health. We talk about physical distancing and flattening... Read More

LORINC: The need for local democracy during a pandemic (and are residents tuning out?)

A guy at the park where I take my dog after dinner said the other night that he’d heard the traffic on the 401 last Friday was almost... Read More

Lessons on urban mobility and inequality during a pandemic

Many cities around the world have started to open up road space for non-automotive movement to give people room to get some exercise... Read More

Change and continuity in the COVID-19 city

Everything has changed and nothing has changed since the arrival of the COVID19 pandemic. Understanding the new dynamics of cities is... Read More

City officials obfuscate while COVID-19 cases spike in homeless shelters

On April 8, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, and Mary-Anne Bedard, general manager of the City’s shelter... Read More

The unexpected potential of pandemic parking lots

From my living room window, I can see a church parking lot. Services are now streamed so it no longer fills up on Sunday mornings but... Read More

LORINC: The pandemic is allowing residents to see our streets differently

On my long morning dog-walk the other day, a woman and her tween-age daughter jogged past me. I was walking down the middle of the... Read More

Earth Day in the COVID-19 era

Happy Earth Day! Although in these strange days of self-isolation, it may feel more like Groundhog Day than Earth Day, here we are... Read More

Toronto needs to create space for people during (and after) the pandemic

In the coming weeks and months, we will have the luxury and the obligation to worry about challenges in addition to the threat of... Read More