John Lorinc's articles
Published On: April 13, 2020
ANALYSIS: Business groups siding with the NDP. Petroleum producers speaking highly of the Liberals. Politics is making for strange bedfellows these days — but can the goodwill outlast the pandemic?
Published On: February 27, 2019
OPINION: Plenty of schools have underused parking lots. John Lorinc asks, what if we could turn them into housing?
Published On: October 18, 2018
ANALYSIS: Doug Ford’s government could learn a lot from London about operating a transit system, writes John Lorinc.
Published On: December 14, 2017
OPINION: Land-use and transportation issues may not be top of mind for most voters — but they should be.
Published On: October 20, 2016
John Lorinc: Municipal wards are redrawn periodically as cities grow. But politicians often prolong the exercise into a frustrating drama that doesn’t even tackle the biggest shortcomings in our city councils.
Published On: June 23, 2016
Urban affairs journalist John Lorinc explains why properly appointed public spaces are vital in connecting big-city communities.
Published On: June 17, 2016
Urban affairs journalist John Lorinc highlights issues that weren’t brought up in the debate over pedestrian safety, such as entertainment consoles in cars that lead to distracted driving.
Published On: May 10, 2016
Urban affairs journalist John Lorinc describes how cities in Ontario and abroad are changing streetscapes to make life safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Published On: April 07, 2016
Golf courses across Ontario are in danger of being turned into subdivisions. But municipalities should think twice about listening to the local backlash, John Lorinc says.
Published On: February 02, 2016
Investing in rapid transit for underserved neighbourhoods often triggers sharp rises in land value, pushing out the very residents it’s meant to support.
Published On: November 20, 2015
Soaring accommodations costs in cities such as Toronto are creating a parallel crisis for renters, explains John Lorinc. He recommends these measures to counter an escalating urban housing market.
Published On: November 19, 2015
Homes in booming Canadian cities such as Toronto and Vancouver are more affordable than London, England’s — for now. But the similarities in housing speculation trends should not be ignored, John Lorinc cautions.
Published On: November 18, 2015
The high cost of housing isn’t just a problem for those who can’t afford to buy, argues urban affairs journalist John Lorinc. There are growing indications it can jeopardize the entire economy of a city.