Brewer Park Community Garden: A quiet spot in a busy park

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the bustling Brewer Park, and just steps from the weekly Ottawa Farmers’ Market, Brewer Park... Read More

Image of the Past: Ottawa’s Summer Houses

Image: Summer House Location: Parliament Hill, Ottawa Date of photo: Pre 1900 (exact date unknown) Photographer/Source: Samuel J... Read More

Image of the Moment: Canada Day in the Capital – Music in the park

Image: Laila Biali preforming at the Ottawa Jazz Festival Canada Day concert Location: Confederation Park, Ottawa, Canada Date: July... Read More

Spacing Ottawa Tour: Beaver Barracks Community Housing

On Saturday June 21, 2014, a group of 20 Spacing Ottawa readers met to tour the sustainable and socially innovative Beaver Barracks... Read More

MESLIN: If a billboard falls in a forest… Part 1

Bathurst and Davenport cross each other just below the steep shoreline of ancient Lake Iroquois. The intersection is lush with... Read More

Charles Birnbaum Q&A: celebrating our landscapes

June is Parks and Recreation Month in Canada, and Spacing had chance to ask a few questions of landscape architect and The Cultural... Read More

Public places, not leftover spaces

What makes a place like the Campidoglio in Rome, pictured above, inviting and memorable? While elegant Renaissance buildings and a... Read More

The view from a condo — a resident of the new Fort York neighbourhood sees much potential as the area matures

EDITOR: We’re pleased to publish a guest essay by Kanishk Bhatia, a Toronto resident who recently returned to the city after... Read More

Aquaponics: urban agriculture outpacing regulation

A startup sees a place to grow in Toronto’s derelict warehouses, but it will have to overcome the city’s zoning regulations first... Read More

Cycling in Bonn, Germany: Lessons for Ottawa

With summer looming my thoughts turn to climbing aboard my bike and zooming along the newly bare streets and pathways.  I love riding... Read More