How the CN Tower killed Toronto’s rooftop lookouts

There was a time when observation decks were all the rage in Toronto. The designers and developers of tall buildings like TD Centre... Read More

This Is Edmonton: West Edmonton Mall

For a building of relatively few storeys, West Edmonton Mall has cast a surprisingly long shadow over the city. It has often been... Read More

Toronto’s swelling bedrock

In general, Toronto is a relatively easy place to build underground. Our glacial history left the city with stiff clayey soil and our... Read More

In memory of the St. Lawrence Market canopy

In 2012, National Geographic ranked the St. Lawrence Market the best in the world. The vendors on both sides of Front Street were... Read More

Visual Thoughts #46

Last VT image: Cumberland Lake, Vancouver Island. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is also... Read More

Visual Thoughts #45

Last VT image: View from the High Line east on W 15th Street, New York. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing... Read More

Book Review: Urban Acupuncture

Author: Jaime Lerner (Island Press, 2014) Jaime Lerner is a living legend among urbanists. Often mentioned in the same breath is Jane... Read More

A guide to recognizing Toronto’s five saints

Old Toronto was a city of saints. Their names were stitched into the fabric of the community by the first settlers from the British... Read More

Photo du jour: The RedBall Project

Location of photograph: Bank of Montreal, Place d’Armes Date of photo: September 05 2014 Photographer: Martin New at Montreal in... Read More

Video Vancouver: Spyglass Sessions:—Colour the Wild

Via GP Mendoza: We took a trip downtown to Hornby and Hastings for this Spyglass Session with Carly Walde! Vancouver radio listeners... Read More