Book Review: Wallpaper* City Guide Vancouver

Text by Hadani Ditmars (Phaidon Press, 2019) A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the... Read More

Book Review | The City is Not A Computer

Author: Shannon Mattern (Princeton University Press, 2021) As we know, the world is in the thick of a data explosion that is affecting... Read More

Q&A with Umbereen Inayet: How to decolonize a city’s museums

Toronto’s history museums are in the midst of a transformation. The City’s Awakenings project, lead by Artistic Producer Umbereen... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 057, Trinity Bellwoods encampment evictions

In the aftermath of the Trinity Bellwoods Park encampment evictions, which saw a massive police presence, private security, and... Read More

Scarborough’s First Bicycle Path – and the students behind it

The university students behind Scarborough’s first bicycle path couldn’t have predicted that it would one day provide a lifeline to... Read More

Book Review | Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Power in Design

Author: Kristina Wilson (Princeton University Press, 2021) In Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the... Read More

The Moccasin Identifier Project: Marking Indigenous history on the land

Earlier this month, I spoke to Carolyn King, historian, former Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit, and founder of the Moccasin... Read More

Urban Oral History: To understand cities we must talk to elders more, Part IV

This is the fourth of a four-part series on urban oral history. When Bart described the secret Toronto gay bars he frequented in the... Read More

Urban Oral History: Understanding The Village of 1970s and ’80s, Part III

This is the third of a four-part series on urban oral history. My first conversation with Bart Birmingham (he/him) was a little... Read More

Urban Oral History: A tale of two immigrant neighbourhoods, Part II

This is the second of a four-part series on urban oral history. “Explore the city you live in. Open your eyes to a new life,”... Read More