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

EVENT: No Place To Go — A public talk about public washrooms with Lezlie Lowe

WHAT: No Place To Go: A public talk about public washrooms WHERE: at the Spacing Store: 401 Richmond St W. WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 4... Read More

LORINC: Can John Tory Turn the Page on the Shelter Crisis?

I haven’t observed a political crisis this ripe with potential since that weird interlude during the 2008 credit meltdown when the... Read More

LORINC: St. Clair Reservoir Toronto’s other ‘palace of water’

Toronto Water’s ongoing efforts to complete a state-of-good-repair overhaul on the St. Clair Reservoir, under Sir Winston Churchill... Read More