The short, mysterious life of the Beard Building

The Beard Building is a historical enigma. Toronto’s first skyscraper, the 7-storey building was constructed in 1895 to designs... Read More

Book Review: Blood, Sweat, and Fear

Author: Eve Lazarus (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017) In recent years, Vancouver has enjoyed a renaissance of histories exploring the... Read More

Visual Thoughts #65

Last VT image: House roof in Birch Bay, Washington. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is... Read More

Visual Thoughts #64

Last VT image: Highway underpass – Coquitlam, BC. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He... Read More

The oddities of the Dundas Street Extension

In December 1954, the railway tracks near Logan Avenue presented the final obstacle in one of Toronto’s first major post-war... Read More

WWW: Unexpected urban gems

The Strip: the unexpected, all-American city? Examining how Las Vegas can be defined as a model for modern urban development... Read More

Visual Thoughts #63

Last VT image: Homes at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site in Steveston, BC. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding... Read More

WWW: Standing ground or biting the hand that feeds you?

Barcelona’s war on tourism How Barcelona is reclaiming the city for residents, not tourists in order to reinvigorate the central city... Read More

Visual Thoughts #62

Last VT image: Alice Lake – Squamish, BC. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is also... Read More

Book Review: Now I Sit Me Down

Author: Witold Rybczynski (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016) Following in the lineage of his acclaimed works Home: A Short History of... Read More