Visual Thoughts #61

Last VT image: Idiosyncratic attic window in Strathcona, Vancouver. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing... Read More

The lost streets of South Parkdale

No Toronto neighbourhood paid for the Gardiner Expressway quite like Parkdale. Before construction of the lakefront highway in 1958... Read More

Book Review – Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

We popularly tend to think of cities horizontally—as entities that blanket the terrain. This perception has been fostered by the... Read More

WWW: Designing the just and accessible city

Examining the gendered nature of public transit Recognizing the tremendous impact that traditional gender roles have on how... Read More

Video: Can You Speak British Columbian?

Chinook Wawa is intimately linked with the history of British Columbia. From its roots in the Nootka Jargon catalyzed by the voyage of... Read More

WWW: Rethinking and redesigning every day consumerist objects

France to ban disposable cutlery by 2020 In an effort to reduce the production and consumption of unnecessary disposable goods, France... Read More

WWW: Rethinking affordable housing

Floating shipping containers as affordable housing A Copenhagen design firm has created new affordable housing units out of... Read More

The demise of the first “air rights” project in Toronto

When Toronto’s first subway line opened in 1954, much of track north of Bloor Street was located in a shallow, open trench. The... Read More

How To Pronounce Muttart

Like every place, I suppose, Edmonton has its share of mysteries. Consider the tunnel under Jasper Avenue, the garage castle and the... Read More

Visual Thoughts #60

Last VT image: Snowy intersection in East Vancouver. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is... Read More