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

LORINC: City Council’s green-washing game

At its meeting earlier this month, Toronto city council endorsed two policies — one substantive, the other symbolic — to add further... Read More

LORINC: The failing of governance of Toronto

The debacle that was last week’s so-called debate over multi-tenant housing, which ended in a stalemate, was quite plainly evidence of... Read More

LORINC: Editing the moralism out of post-pandemic Toronto

We met friends for dinner on the weekend, on the patio of a little taco place along St. Clair West. Outside the patio, on the... Read More