LORINC: Council fails accountability test on defunding the police

For all the heat and light generated by Monday’s debate over defunding or detasking the police, the compromise — or compromised... Read More

THOMPSON: Saunders’ departure won’t fix the problem of policing in Toronto

What can be said about chief Mark Saunders’ sudden departure from the Toronto Police Service (TPS)? In truth, I am neither happy nor... Read More

LORINC: Police can’t find road to reform even when given a map

Would Regis Korchinski-Paquet be alive today if the Toronto Police Service (TPS) had adopted the recommendations of a sweeping 2014... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 044, Corona and the distant city

In this episode, we try to gain some perspective on the Covid-19 virus from the safety of our own apartments. We talk to Toronto City... Read More

LORINC: Burning down the (laneway) house

In recent months, I’ve found myself wondering whether Toronto City Council’s much-touted laneway suites policy, circa 2018, was... Read More

MUKHERJEE: Why Toronto police are worse off under Chief Mark Saunders

In Act I, Scene IV of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Marcellus, a guard, renders this famous verdict on his country’s politics: “Something is... Read More

The delicate dance of governing Sidewalk Lab’s Quayside project

Three-and-a-half months after The Great Re-Set trimmed the sails of everyone’s favorite smart city villain, Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan... Read More

When do we admit that Toronto’s housing crisis is an emergency?

Should the City of Toronto declare a housing and homelessness emergency? Reports on deaths of homeless people, increasing levels of... Read More

A modest proposal for reforming Toronto’s Land Transfer Tax

By Zack Taylor Few topics have pre-occupied Toronto’s budget watchers more over the past decade than the city’s land transfer tax... Read More