Potsothy Sallapa looks to sow the seeds for a vast garden on the roof of his Kensington Market store
Feb 05, 2016
For city councillors and neighbourhood groups, the Ontario Municipal Board is the meanest ogre in the kingdom, a half-blind beast whose arbitrary decisions impose looming condominium towers on pleasant neighbourhoods
Feb 03, 2016
Non-profits get their taxes covered by the city and mortgages backed by the provincial government, but they manage themselves, so they’re generally more flexible than a mammoth bureaucracy like TCHC
Jan 29, 2016
Metrolinx experts are scratching their heads after Toronto train-shed revitalization project proceeded without consideration of room for overhead wires for electric trains
Jan 28, 2016
It was not long ago that officers had discretion in how they employed violent force, but the death of Yatim was a shock to the system
Jan 25, 2016
Changes might include a much bigger role in public housing for non-profit housing agencies and the private sector, or even include breaking up Toronto Community Housing Corp. into smaller, more manageable parts
Jan 24, 2016
The mayor argues that his willingness to adjust shows he can bridge divides and listen to expert advice, rather than bulling ahead like his predecessor
Jan 22, 2016
The plan by city staff, which is expected to be released Thursday morning, involves cutting short the Scarborough subway and using the extra money to add a 12-kilometre extension of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail line
Jan 20, 2016
There are encouraging signs, but the city’s fiscal day of reckoning is fast approaching
Jan 18, 2016
Mayor Tory’s revised SmartTrack plan is far from the transit solution promised during his campaign
Jan 15, 2016
Marcus Gee is Toronto columnist for the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper.
Born in Toronto, he graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with a degree in modern European history, then worked as a reporter for The Province, Vancouver's morning newspaper. He spent four years in Asia in the early 1980s, the first three in Hong Kong as an editor, writer and correspondent for Asiaweek magazine, the last as a reporter for United Press International in Manila and Sydney. After returning to Canada, he worked as a foreign affairs writer at Maclean's magazine and as senior editor at the Financial Times of Canada. He joined the Globe in 1991 as an editorial writer and served as Editorial Page Editor from 2003 to 2006. His column on foreign affairs appeared on the Globe's editorial pages for 13 years. He served as Asia-Pacific Business reporter from 2007 to 2009.
He has won two National Newspaper Awards for his commentary. In 2002, Amnesty International gave him its annual John Humphrey award for human rights reporting. Among the events he has covered are the war in Kosovo, the violence in East Timor and the turmoil surrounding the overthrow of Indonesian President Suharto.