Sixty years ago, Jane Jacobs stood to give a talk at Harvard University. Then, she was a virtual unknown. Now, she’s the pioneer of modern city life
Sep 30, 2016
Aging infrastructure, billions in expenses and more buildings popping up all the time are straining the grid
Sep 27, 2016
The Fotovat family and other newcomers are starting businesses, creating good jobs and putting the lie to Donald Trump
Sep 23, 2016
City council’s plan to privatize the utility could leave the city with a $200-million ‘departure tax’ to the province, an expert says
Sep 23, 2016
Toronto Mayor prefers to consider ‘revenue tools’ and ‘unlocking the value’ in Toronto Hydro
Sep 21, 2016
Award-winning design sabotaged by blown budgets, poor execution, cutbacks and poor maintenance
Sep 20, 2016
Private interests can often help create great public spaces
Sep 16, 2016
The resentments that propelled Rob Ford to power are still alive and well
Sep 13, 2016
Even with all the other things on offer, from video games to DVDs, even with all the world’s knowledge a click or a touch away on one screen or another, books, lovely books, still have their old magic.
Sep 09, 2016
Pleas for money to the provincial and federal governments from city halls across the country should be replaced with swift action
Sep 07, 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.