Making 2021 Toronto’s year of the missing middle

BY BRAD BRADFORD | JANUARY 18, 2021 The year 2021 comes with high expectations, expectations to get back to the work we started pre-COVID and to build back stronger when it’s over. In addition to our continued fight against COVID, this year has to be the year of the missing middle. Despite the pandemic shifting how … Read more

How Fear Took Over the American Suburbs

By Sarah Holder | January 14, 2021 | Something goes terribly wrong at a nuclear power plant. The response is muddled by corporate greed, and the public is threatened by (but ultimately spared from)massive environmental catastrophe. That’s the basic plot of The China Syndrome, a movie starring Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon released on March 16, 1979. It also happens to have … Read more

The NIMBY Principle

By Laura Bliss | July 26, 2019 | Susan Kirsch’s backyard is, predictably, beautiful. Past the sunny wooden patio, tomatoes, blueberries, and poppies blossom between rugged pathways. A birdbath draws sparrows to the center; a lemon tree drapes over the back fence. But all is not perfect. Next door, her neighbors recently added a detached room, … Read more