Christmas Gifts for the Little Urbanist

Your grandpa played with toy trains. Your mom loved her wooden school bus. You loved to construct public buildings out of Lego, and... Read More

Ottawa’s ‘Little Toronto': Lansdowne Park’s lack of local

Having grown up in Toronto, the move to Ottawa found me at first feeling slightly claustrophobic and disconnected from the... Read More

Book Review – Creative Block: Advice and Projects from 50 Successful Artists

Author: Daniella Krysa (Chronicle Books, 2014) Creative Block took me a while to read. Not because it was difficult or heavy or even... Read More

The slow and deadly evolution of Toronto’s crosswalks

Crossing the street in Toronto has been a potentially deadly challenge for almost a century. Until the 1950s, when the number of... Read More

Visual Thoughts #47

Last VT image: Autumn at John Hendry Park, Vancouver. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – (re)Designing Nature: Current Concepts for Shaping Nature in Art and Landscape Architecture

Authors: Susanne Witzgall, Florian Matzner, and Iris Meder (Hatje Cantz, 2011) The relationship between nature and the the built world... Read More

Nicknaming the Toronto Skyline — why buildings need affectionate names

With the L Tower nearing completion, Toronto’s horizon has been pierced by another iconic skyscraper. The L Tower’s semicircular form... Read More

There are 100 graves in the parking lot of this mall

The 100 or so people interred at Christie’s Methodist Cemetery near Warden and Finch never expected they would spend a portion... Read More

Fallen Toronto

Long-time Spacing illustrator Matthew Borrett has re-imagined his popular “Future Shoreline?” image, which appeared in the... Read More

The False Creek Pump Station

On Saturday October 4th, the City of Vancouver hosted Doors Open Vancouver, a unique event which provided a rare opportunity for... Read More