In the wake of a frightening wave of sexual assaults across the city, women are organizing to reclaim nightspace. But, for many people, nightspace is not the only—or most—dangerous space, and truly inclusive, transformative work requires some heavy self-criticism. Continue reading
“We are not moving.” This was the site supervisor at Lafarge Canada’s lake-side cement depot this afternoon, and it could easily be the substance of a letter that Waterfront Toronto received from the concrete company this morning. LaFarge’s?property, which sits at the mouth of a future, naturalized Don River, made … Continue reading
Today, the Board is talking about pedestrian deaths in Toronto due to cars running them over, amongst other things. On your mark . . .
Today, Executive Committee talks affordable housing. Here’s a rundown of the recommendations from Cllr Ana Bail?o’s working group—and why they dovetail with the Daily Bread Food Bank’s policy goals. Continue reading
In short, yesterday’s vote at city council, on the phasing in of the completed Sherbourne bike track coinciding with the return of the convertible fifth wheel lane on Jarvis for cars, comes down to five practical things: As a cyclist-commuter, you won’t be getting a completed Sherbourne bike track until … Continue reading
Despite a late arrival, let’s get this post-summer check-up going.
School’s back in session, kids. Here’s this meeting’s agenda, where we’ll be talking ~surpluuuuus~.
Less facepalming, more dry legal wrangling. Continue reading
Top lawyers Lenczner and Ruby face off over Ford’s alleged conflict of interest. Continue reading
During yesterday’s memorial marking the 1st anniversary of Jack Layton’s death, the inevitable Will she? Will she?! question came up. Would Layton’s widow, Trinity-Spadina MP and former city councillor, Olivia Chow, run for mayor of Toronto in 2014 against incumbent Rob Ford? Inevitable certainly since a recent poll was released … Continue reading
“A public hearing in a big city is apt to be a curious affair, simultaneously discouraging and heartening. Sometimes the sessions are calm and speedy; but often they are tumultuous and last not only all day, but far into the night. Whole segments of city life, problems of neighbourhood upon neighborhood, district upon district, parades of remarkable personalities, all come alive in this room…” Continue reading