I’m Chris. I’m a partner in a real estate development firm called Toronto Standard.

I’m also the founder of August, a digital agency and product studio that built a municipal customer service platform called Muni, among other things.

I use this website to organize and publish my thoughts, share some of the books I’ve read, and keep track of interesting research papers dealing with housing and housing policy.

The latter is an area of particular interest. In 2017, I launched Housing Matters, a YIMBY advocacy group, to advance the cause of land use liberalization in Toronto. The high and rising cost of urban housing is an underrated problem, and regulatory land use constraints are mostly to blame. I’ve talked a bit about that on the following podcasts:

I now also co-host a podcast alongside my brother called Hogtown.

You can find and contact me via Twitter here. You can also subscribe to my newsletter here.