Book Review – Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary

Authors: Jill Desimini and Charles Waldheim (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) Reflecting on the history of humankind, one... Read More

How Toronto built the CN Tower

The CN Tower is one of the most important buildings ever constructed in Canada. Like it or loathe it, the absurd, 553-metre concrete... Read More

How City Hall ended up on St. Clair Avenue

In the late 1940s, Toronto City Hall was bursting at the seams. Now known as Old City Hall, the building on the northeast corner of... Read More

Book Review – Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach

Editor: Ren Thomas (Oxford University Press, 2016) One of the easiest ways to learn something is by seeing how it was done before... Read More

LORINC: The potential of urban archaeology

For almost six months last year, an archaeological crew meticulously unearthed the treasures that had lain hidden beneath the Centre... Read More

Who will save Toronto’s old streetcars?

Toronto’s outgoing fleet of streetcars could be the first not to get a second life in another city. Perhaps due to advanced... Read More

EVENTS: West Vancouver Museum 11th Annual Home Tour, July 9th

The West Vancouver Museum is hosting its 11th annual home tour, which is an exclusive opportunity for the public to experience some of... Read More

How False Creek Turned Pink

[Editor’s Note: As we, at Spacing Vancouver, have discussed in the past, having intelligent urban lighting can transform a city... Read More

Vancouver’s Connection to Craftsman Architecture

VHF would like to thank Michael Kluckner, local author and artist, for guest writing this post. Almost as ubiquitous in our city as... Read More

Book Review: A Burglar’s Guide to the City

Author: Geoff Manaugh (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016) Cities are many things to many different people. They are hubs of creativity... Read More