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Bike and pedestrian infrastructure and the pursuit of global city status: A look at Mexico City

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:04:53 +0000

This post by Ryan Anders Whitney is part of Spacing’s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Ryan is an urban sustainability planner and current PhD student in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. This post is part of a larger research project […]

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50 Objects That Define Toronto: Ned Hanlan’s Sliding Rowing Seat

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:00:59 +0000

Spacing teamed up with FIBE TV1 last year to create a series based on our first book 50 Objects That Define Toronto. Once a week we will be posting a new segment from the series. This week’s object: Ned Hanlan’s Sliding Rowing Seat Spacing surveyed some of the most well-read local historians and know-it-alls to […]

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Bike and pedestrian infrastructure and the pursuit of global city status: A look at Mexico City

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:00:52 +0000

This post by Ryan Anders Whitney is part of Spacing’s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Ryan is an urban sustainability planner and current PhD student in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. This post is part of a larger research project […]

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A modest proposal: An archeology park for downtown Toronto

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:00:06 +0000

Urban archaeology is a process that allows us to imagine the past in a very concrete way. And that imagining, even based on the smallest of artifacts, offers opportunities to visualize and understand a built environment once considered lost. Sometimes, as has been frequently the case in Toronto, artifacts such as old foundation walls, piers […]

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The Robbie collection of Expo 67 objects

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:40:53 +0000

Rod Robbie is a Canadian architecture legend, but to Caroline, Angus, Karen, and Nicola ­— the keepers of Rod’s vast archives — he was just a dad with a cool job and a pack-rat tendency. Torontonians are probably familiar with his work on a little ol’ building formerly known as the SkyDome (they even named […]

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LORINC: What we talk about when we talk about mixed use on the waterfront

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:30:13 +0000

A council committee today will consider the first significant report on the future of Toronto’s Port Lands to surface since the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne, and Mayor John Tory announced in late June the $1.25 billion in funding for a flood protection berm that will unlock this vast graveyard from another era’s […]

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In search of the elusive Lawren Harris “Toronto House”

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:00:26 +0000

By Ellen Scheinberg and Jim Burant In May 2016, a Lawren Harris painting entitled Toronto House was offered at auction, and purchased by a local art aficionado for $115,000. Produced around 1920, this charming, diminutive oil on panel, 10.5 x 14 inches in size, features vibrant colours. Details regarding the owner of the home depicted […]

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50 Objects That Define Toronto: Topographic Model of High Park

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:00:53 +0000

Spacing teamed up with FIBE TV1 last year to create a series based on our first book 50 Objects That Define Toronto. Once a week we will be posting a new segment from the series.   This week’s object: Topographic Model of High Park Spacing surveyed some of the most well-read local historians and know-it-alls […]

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READ Fall 2017 edition of Fife and Drum: Prince Harry, apiaries & a “Crustade” recipie

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 15:14:35 +0000

The latest edition of Fife and Drum, the quarterly journal produced by the Friends of Fort York, was just released. Here’s some of what you’ll find inside. Invictus Games at Fort York by Bruce Kidd In Review: Always Ready: A History of the Royal Regiment of Canada. Canada Day at Reveley Lodge  Preserving the Robinson […]

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OMB Reform: What empowered municipalities mean for new housing

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:00:05 +0000

In May of this year, the Government of Ontario introduced legislation that would “overhaul” the province’s land use planning appeals system. The proposed bill would create sweeping and fundamental changes to Ontario’s land use planning system by limiting the ability to appeal a large number of previously appealable municipal planning decisions. The most publicly visible […]

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Book Review: The Visual Biography of Color

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:00:49 +0000

Author: Frank Jacobus (ORO Editions, 2016) Like so many wonderful facets of world that permeate our lives, colour is often taken for granted. More than a visual phenomenon, its references penetrate the language we use—think, “That came out of the blue” or “I’m tickled pink” or “He is green with envy”—and are infused with emotional content […]

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50 Objects That Define Toronto: Painting of Rolling Mills

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:00:58 +0000

Spacing teamed up with FIBE TV1 last year to create a series based on our first book 50 Objects That Define Toronto. Once a week we will be posting a new segment from the series.   This week’s object: Painting of Rolling Mills Spacing surveyed some of the most well-read local historians and know-it-alls to […]

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EVENT: Spacing is having a combined magazine and book release party

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:29:36 +0000

WHEN: Tuesday, October 10th, 7:30pm-11pm WHERE: Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm St. (2 blocks north of Yonge & Dundas) COST: event is free / mag $5 / book $10 LINK: RSVP on Facebook if you wish If you’re not too stuffed from turkey over the Thanksgiving weekend, you should join us for the launch […]

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Film Review: BIG Time

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:00:06 +0000

Director: Kaspar Astrup Schröder Not often does Spacing have the opportunity to review a movie receiving its North American premier, including an interview with the film’s director, but such has been the case here with BIG Time, a personal and in-depth documentary of Bjarke Ingels and his whirlwind career to date. Directed by Danish director […]

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LORINC: Rob Ford drove his reputation into the ground

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:00:44 +0000

On October 2, 2013 – exactly, as it happens, four years ago today – a certain Detective Constable Khoshbooi, of the Toronto Police Service, swore an information to obtain search warrant, a 474-page affadavit that goes on to lay out, in mind-numbing detail, the minutiae of an investigation focused on Rob Ford’s alleged dealer Sandro […]

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