The city should resist the lure of easy money and the reasons to oppose a casino build-out are the same now as they were in 2013
Jul 24, 2017
While economists say the current decline is just a pause, fret not – the city has more to offer than its overpriced bricks
Jul 21, 2017
In the King-Spadina district, a forest of skyscrapers is growing at breakneck speed. Marcus Gee
Jul 14, 2017
Officials, groups have expressed concern and outrage over memorial held at library for lawyer who defended Holocaust deniers
Jul 13, 2017
Homage to Catalonia is classic Orwell, Marcus Gee writes – first-hand observation and sharp opinion
Jul 07, 2017
It is right to examine his views, but Egerton Ryerson did not found or organize the residential schools
Jul 07, 2017
In Toronto, that immigrant launching pad, there are thousands, tens of thousands like Ramsha – bright, young, ambitious and headed for great things
Jun 30, 2017
An Indigenous agency’s proposal to put a different sculpture in its place at Nathan Phillips Square shouldn’t come at the expense of another cultural symbol
Jun 28, 2017
Why a modest and sensible plan for Toronto’s busiest surface transit route should be controversial is a mystery
Jun 20, 2017
At Front and Bay, the urbanist dream of live-work-play comes to life as Toronto, along with other cities, enjoy a renewed popularity
Jun 16, 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.