LORINC: Is the 15-minute city’s 15 minutes up yet?
By way of spoiler alert, I’ll begin by saying I have no intention of wasting my time (or yours) rebutting the lunacy of the 15-minute city...By John Lorinc
OP-ED: The emergence of the Airbnb rental shadow market is harming tenants
A few weeks ago, a story broke about a family of five who relocated to Toronto from Switzerland for a ten-month work assignment. Unable to find housing...By Thorben Wieditz
ELECTION: Voter turnout in 2022
Ever since John Tory was elected mayor of Toronto in 2014, voter turnout in municipal elections has been in decline. In 2010, the year Rob Ford was...By Sean Marshall
LORINC: Where will the mayoral candidates stand on Ontario Place?
Here’s a question for the women and men positioning themselves for a run at the mayor’s chair: Do you think Therme’s proposed $350...By John Lorinc
PODCAST: Spacing Radio 069, Worst Case Ontario
We’re back for 2023, and there is… a lot to catch up on. To begin, Emma McIntosh, Ontario reporter for The Narwhal, guides us through Doug...By Spacing Radio
Black History Month: Jack White and the Bloor Viaduct strike action
Almost lost in Toronto’s vault of Black history is a case of racial discrimination in the spring of 1964 that nearly prevented the Bloor subway line from...By Sheila White
REID: Is it time for a vehicle registration tax to help fix Toronto’s roads?
Toronto’s streets are in terrible shape. I notice this as a pedestrian, trying to cross at intersections where the zebra stripes that define my safe(r...By Dylan Reid
LORINC: Seizing the opportunity of Tory’s resignation
Let’s not talk about candidates and the horse race, just for a fleeting moment. The end of the John Tory era, which came to a screeching halt at...By John Lorinc
LORINC: The sad state of police governance in Tory’s Toronto
It feels like matters of policing, never far from view, have hung particularly heavily over the city’s business in this past month — an arc that...By John Lorinc
LORINC: The taxing discussion about a parking tax
Can anyone who pays attention to City Hall say they didn’t see this one coming? The latest news from the budget committee’s deliberations is...By John Lorinc
LORINC: How to expedite affordable housing during a crisis
With the launch of the annual budget slam dance, at the beginning of a new term of city council, on this, the 25th anniversary of amalgamation, it seems...By John Lorinc
EXCERPT: Displacement City: Fighting for Health and Homes in a Pandemic
The following is the afterword by Spacing‘s Shawn Micallef in the new book Displacement City: Fighting for Health and Homes in a Pandemic published...By Shawn Micallef