Bonnie Crombie vs Mississauga’s race-baiters: Are symbolic gestures enough?

Earlier this month, Mississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie was lauded for standing up against racism for the second time in a year. On... Read More

Shaping Vancouver 2016 – What Is The Vision For Chinatown?

Vancouver’s Chinatown is Canada’s largest and encompasses an ethnic mix of different demographics along with many... Read More

UrbSanity: Big and Small, Ottawa’s world-class obsession with being world-class

The Ottawa news cycle is a revolving door of controversies over architecture, landmarks, monuments, and mega- infrastructure and... Read More

Book Review – State of the World: Can a City Be Sustainable?

Author: Worldwatch Institute (Island Press, 2016) Every year since I started writing for Spacing, I have found myself anxiously... Read More

Gil Kelley: The Next Leap Forward

Presented by Urbanarium on September 28th, new City of Vancouver Director of Planning Gil Kelley spoke to a full house of architects... Read More

Release – Bing Thom: In Passing (RAIC)

We are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of renowned Architect and RAIC Gold Medalist Bing Thom, FRAIC. Mr. Thom was in Hong... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: Hacks and Workarounds: Improving the Public Art Commissioning Process

By: Helena Grdadolnik Workshop Architecture provides public art consulting for the Toronto Transit Commission, Infrastructure Ontario... Read More

Is Vancouver Ready to Grow from Laneways to Living Lanes?

Land in Vancouver is among the world’s most valuable, yet 27% of it is used for roads, streets and laneways. At $150 per square foot... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – Urban Future Manifestos

Editors: Peter Noever and Kimberli Meyer (Hatje Cantz, 2010) Urban Future Manifestos, produced by the MAK Urban Futures Initiative, is... Read More

The space age Parkway Plaza, Toronto’s first heritage supermarket

It was only a shopping mall, but when the Parkway Plaza opened at Ellesmere Road and Victoria Park Avenue in 1958, it signalled the... Read More