Why more money or new leadership won’t solve Toronto’s social housing crisis
Apr 28, 2017
When council loosened zoning bylaws, a remarkable transformation unfolded in desolate former industrial neighbourhoods flanking the city centre
Apr 25, 2017
Can a streetcar save Detroit? Project is a bet on the future, but some say it’s too little, too late
The moribund city that cars built thinks public transit can get its motor running again. Can it work?
Apr 24, 2017
Smart, young city-loving people are speaking out for a denser and ultimately more affordable city
Apr 21, 2017
Premier Kathleen Wynne is expanding Ontario’s rent-control regime, which will hand cities in the province a poisoned chalice
Apr 19, 2017
Toronto winters can be grim, but there’s always a notable change in the city when the sunnier weather rolls around
Apr 13, 2017
City spaces are being invaded by coyotes, foxes, deer and other wildlife – and experts say they might be here to stay
Apr 10, 2017
Toronto’s whole school system is doing today what Harbord Collegiate did in the past: setting up new Canadians for success
Apr 07, 2017
In a gloomy new book, Florida warns urban areas are fast becoming segregated by class and pushing out long-time residents
Apr 07, 2017
When Toronto City Council presents its civic shopping list, the cupboard is often bare at Queen’s Park
Apr 04, 2017
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.