Editors John Lorinc, Alex Bozikovic, Cheryll Case and Annabel Vaughan are releasing their new book, House Divided: How the Missing Middle Will Solve Toronto’s Affordability Crisis. They’ll be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch! Join Coach House Books and the Toronto International Festival of Authors for this exciting event.
A citizen’s guide to making the big city a place where we can afford to live. Housing is increasingly unattainable in successful global cities, and Toronto is no exception – in part because of zoning that protects “stable” residential neighborhoods with high property values. House Divided is a citizen’s guide for changing the way housing can work in big cities. Using Toronto as a case study, this anthology unpacks the affordability crisis and offers innovative ideas for creating housing for all ages and demographic groups. With charts, maps, data, and policy prescriptions, House Divided poses tough questions about the issue that will make or break the global city of the future.
Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Click here for more information.
Alex Bozikovic is The Globe and Mail's architecture critic, covering architecture and urbanism. He has won a National Magazine Award and has also written for Architectural Record, Azure, Dwell and Toronto Life. He is an author of Toronto Architecture: A City Guide (2017).
Cheryll Case is the founding principal of CP Planning, a ground breaking urban planning firm that digs deep into addressing the urban conditions that affect access to housing, work, and play. She specializes in designing for inclusive conversations that build relationships between various industries within the non-profit, private, and public sectors. To facilitate conversation, Cheryll uses research, data analysis, and storytelling to describe community relationships with land. In addition to research roles, Cheryll builds community through her co-ordination of the Toronto Atlas of Neighbourhood Groups and Organizations, and the 2019 Jane’s Walk Festival.
John Lorinc is a Toronto journalist and editor who writes about politics, cities, business, technology and local history for a range of media, including Spacing, The Globe and Mail, and Maclean's. He is the non-fiction Toronto editor for Coach House Books and has co-edited five Toronto anthologies, including The Ward and Any Other Way.
Annabel Vaughan is an OAA registered Intern Architect, Project Manager at ERA Architects, and Principal of publicLAB RESEARCH + DESIGN. Positioning an understanding of architecture within the city's political + cultural discourse, her recent interest lies in the intersection between architecture as a spatial practice reflected in a single built work and the broader role of architecture as an agent for cultural production in the city. She writes and participates regularly in the discussions concerning the role architecture and public art can play as an agent of political change in the city. Her work ranges from small-scale landscape architecture insertions, civic and residential building design, urban design and research, organizing competitions, performance art lectures, and curatorial projects.