John Lorinc

A sign urging physical distancing when using elevators is seen in a high-rise building in downtown Toronto on May 8, 2020. (Colin Perkel/CP)

Coronavirus has highlighted Canada’s biggest urban design challenge—elevators

In cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, where condo dwellers and office-goers rely on elevators as the first and last leg of their commutes, a ride on the lift has become a risk rather than an inconvenience

A chemist displays hydroxychloroquine tablets in Mumbai, India, on May 19, 2020. Trump's previous endorsement of hydroxychloroquine catalyzed a tremendous shift in the country, spurring the world’s largest producer of the drug to make much more of it. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP/CP)

The incalculable rise of hydroxychloroquine

Trump endorsing hydroxychloroquine to ward off COVID-19, offers a stark lesson in how science, social media, politics and global supply chains have collided during the coronavirus crisis

A plexiglass barrier is pictured creating a barrier to protect a cashier at a grocery store in North Vancouver, B.C. Sunday, March 22, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

Will Canada go cashless post-pandemic?

Perhaps the coronavirus is showing us that in the 21st century, cash is no longer king


The municipal ‘innovation’ hustle

John Lorinc: What will Torontonians get from the Civic Innovation Office in 2020? Or is ‘innovation’ just another buzz word?


Environmental groups feel a chill over what they can say about global warming

With contradictory rules governing the role of non-political party actors, environmental groups are exercising caution during the federal campaign


What we can learn from British Columbia’s transportation regulators

John Lorinc: The commerce of ride-hailing, delivered by tech giants Uber and Lyft, exploded in Toronto before we could get a handle on it


Jim Balsillie has emerged from retirement with a mission to save Canada’s tech sector

He’s launched a battle against Sidewalk Labs, troubled at the prospect of the world’s largest data company having free reign over Toronto’s waterfront

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Don’t blame Doug Ford for the Hydro One’s U.S. deal collapse

Opinion: Critics say the Premier scuttled a deal, costing millions. But local opposition, market forces and even Donald Trump all played a part.


Oshawa’s new mayor once saved his own life from ruin. Can he save his city next?

Dan Carter struggled with alcoholism and homelessness before turning his life around. Now the mayor of a town reeling from a major loss, he has a new challenge ahead of him.


Why Canada’s MBA programs are beating American competition

Applications to American MBA programs are falling. In Canada, they’re skyrocketing. What’s behind the trends? (Hint: It’s not just about Trump.)


The little-known WWII works of one of Canada’s most famous artists

They hang in schools across the country, and often unnoticed: The ‘For King and Country’ scrolls by the Group of Seven artist A.J. Casson


It’s time for John Tory to show Toronto what kind of leader he actually wants to be

John Tory handily won re-election as Toronto’s mayor. But whether measured blandness will be his political legacy is now up to him—and Doug Ford