Why we shouldn’t need a loophole like Section 37 to build better communities
Among the most obscure things to become a controversial obsession at City Hall are 50 words of legalese buried in the middle of the planning act, words...;
There is an odd dance to city consultations, what with the orchestrated movement of city staff, councilors, lobbyists, concerned citizens, and gadflies...;
A $10 million election or… appoint who, exactly?
On Monday, Mayor-for-now Rob Ford will appear in court to appeal the decision removing him from office. If he's unsuccessful, he's fired, likely before...;
We the Tweeple: Road weary
As the Gardiner Expressway continues to slowly fall apart, Toronto’s political class can’t agree what to do with the city’s main commuter artery...;
Rob Ford could be removed as mayor on Monday. What happens then?
On Monday morning at 10 a.m., Justice Charles Hackland of the Ontario Superior Court will fax his decision in Rob Ford's conflict-of-interest hearing...;
Partisanship shapes perception
A question in the most recent Forum Research poll on Toronto illustrates a point about how our political allegiances shape our perceptions about how well...;
Toronto’s other crime problem
For our typically unassuming city, events of recent months have rendered this sweltering summer as one of violence. And while horrific incidents like...;
Retro T.O.: Family Living, Downtown Style
Last week, Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday mused that the city’s core “is not the ideal place” to raise a family. His sentiments about children playing...;
A transit debate full of sound and fury, signifying… something?
Yesterday, after more than four hours of debate on a motion about studying transit, the quartet of councillors who recently proposed the OneCity transit...;
What kind of a mayor does this city need?
The evidence suggests that Rob Ford’s current term as mayor is done. His control over the city’s agenda started unravelling as early as last July,...;