Yonge Street Mall: The fun and failure of pedestrianizing Toronto’s iconic strip during the 1970s

On June 3, 1971, there was a party on downtown Yonge Street. Around 8pm, following the news that Ontario Premier Bill Davis had... Read More

Sex on Yonge: Examining the decade when Yonge Street was the city’s sin strip

“I take a walk down Yonge Street, where good times are bought and sold.” When folk music great Ian Tyson penned those lines in 1970... Read More

Book Review: City Builder – The Architecture of James KM Cheng

Edited by Trevor Boddy, The Images Publishing Group (2017)  One cannot understand the architecture and urban design produced by JKMCA... 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

EVENT: Shaping Vancouver 2017, Conversation #1, March 23rd

Shaping Vancouver 2017:ReShaping Conversations on Heritage Conversation #1: The Future of Heritage in Vancouver- What the New Thematic... Read More

Campaign to name new school after Jean Earle Geeson: teacher, artist, journalist and early champion of Fort York

Last year Spacing published an audit report that found 292 Toronto parks were named after men, with just 82 after women. Coupled with... Read More

Release: Full-Tea and History of early Farmers in BC at London Heritage Farm

With Canada celebrating its 150th birthday this year, heritage sites are an resourceful way to discover and revive the history of... Read More

Book Review – The Last Gang in Town

Author: Aaron Chapman (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016) Those who love and study Vancouver know how quickly it transforms through... Read More

Year-In-Review Panel Pinpoints Milestones of 2016

The Vancouver City Planning Commission convened their second annual Year-In-Review forum on January 30, 2017 to consider milestones in... Read More

Book Review: The Death and Life of the Single Family House

Author: Nathaniel Lauster (Temple University Press, 2016) In The Death and Life of the Single Family House: Lessons from Vancouver on... Read More