Growing the urban forest in the face of climate change

Todd Irvine is an arborist (cityforest.ca) and a co-founder of Spacing. This article is reprinted from issue 58 of the magazine. For... Read More

WHY WE CAN’T GO: Debunking the Costs of Operating Public Washrooms, pt. 3

Parks Forestry and Recreation (PFR), according to City of Toronto data, operates over 1,500 parks, nearly 700 sports fields, 123... Read More

Why We Can’t Go: City Flushes Time Away, pt. 2

Anyone who spends time in cities, and not just Toronto, likely has both a mental map as well as a strategy for finding a place to go... Read More

LORINC: Highway 413 and Doug Ford’s tactical whataboutism

Going in to this election, did anyone really expect that it would come to focus so intensively on that great big ribbon of blacktop... Read More

EXCERPT: The Islands In My Brain, from “I Own This Town” by Mayor Bert Xanadu

“I Own This Town” is a Toronto-centric collection of essays, screeds, proclamations, asides, orders, observations... Read More

Taking Us Where The Sun Don’t Shine – The Broadway Plan

Why bother? The survey flashes across your horizon suggesting a moment of importance. You click on the survey and give your opinion... Read More

From Seeds to Saplings: New outreach to help promote growth of native trees

It started as an ordinary walk through a downtown ravine. Five years later, we are running around the city, doling out thousands of... Read More

The Meadoway: Realizing the power of connectivity

This article was first published in November in the Park People “10 Years Together in City Parks” series, and is... Read More

‘Most Livable City?’ A 30-Year Gap in Life Expectancy Exists Within Vancouver

Live in Vancouver? Then you’ve seen those annual rankings that celebrate it as one of the world’s “most livable cities.” But zoom in... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 064, Toronto Shelter Collapse

Those working with unhoused people in Toronto, like Sanctuary Toronto outreach worker Lorraine Lam, are warning about the total... Read More