Image of the Past: The Rideau River from Billings Bridge, early 1900s

Image: Rideau River, from Billings Bridge, Ottawa, Ont. Location: Billings Bridge, Ottawa, Canada Date of photo:  1900-1910... Read More

Red: A Haida Manga

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Douglas & McIntyre, 2009) With so much beautiful art and history behind Haida culture, it was... Read More

Edmonton Streets

There’s a little bit of Edmonton in Saskatoon and Smithers, Gatineau and Guelph. In a trailer park in small town Michigan and an... Read More

Neighbourhood Walk: Walkin’ Down Main

Today we bring you the fourth in a series of neighbourhood photo essays by Spacing Ottawa contributor Christopher Ryan, as we take a... Read More

A tour of Toronto’s skyline in the summer of 1930

The summer of 1930. It was the beginning of a difficult decade for Toronto, along with much of the rest of the world. The Great... Read More

The Story Behind a 1924 Vancouver Photograph

One of my favourite characters in Sensational Vancouver is Detective Joe Ricci who joined the Vancouver Police Department in 1912. Joe... Read More

“Fun and frolic” at a Toronto double hanging

“The morning broke dark and gloomy, and with the first faint streaks of early dawn the workmen were industriously employed in... Read More

Marcel Duchamp and John Cage play musical chess in Toronto

On a cold winter’s night in 1968, a phone rang in an apartment on Spadina Road. The man who answered it was Lowell Cross, an... Read More

New Old City

Edmonton’s built heritage has been front and centre a lot over the last several months and in recent weeks the possible... Read More

Video Vancouver: To Build a Better City (1964)

A 1964 City of Vancouver/CMHC film There was a time when old poor neighbourhoods were considered an urban blight and needed to be... Read More