Writing Vancouver: ‘Starting Over’ – Part Two

‘Starting Over’ Part Two: Self Knowledge There was a commonwealth in understanding the city as a shared resource. It was... Read More

Writing Vancouver: ‘Starting Over’ – A Personal Memoir in Search of the Future – Part 1

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Spacing Vancouver is excited to kick off this 3-Part poetic memoir by Graham McGarva. As founder of Baker... Read More

How racism in Ontario schools today is connected to a history of segregation

Toronto’s Africentric Alternative School first opened in 2009 after years of advocacy and then months of heated public debates and... Read More

NEW SPACING BOOK: ‘Packaged Toronto’ and the emergence of the city’s design aesthetic

LINK: VISIT THE SPACING STORE TO BUY THIS BOOK Back in 2011, I was brainstorming ideas for future projects with local historian... Read More

EXCERPT FROM ‘UNCLE’: Aunt Jemima in Chicago

Excerpted with permission from Uncle: Race, Nostalgia and the Politics of Loyalty, published this month by Coach House Books... Read More

The ‘bashment’ parties of my childhood are Black history

In 2002, reggae artist Sean Paul shot the video for his song ‘Get Busy/Like Glue,’ in Vaughan. Directed by Toronto’s own Director X... Read More

EVENT: VCPC’s 2020 Year-in-Review: A discussion of milestones that transformed Vancouver

2020 will be remembered as a transformative year around the world. How did it change Vancouver? For the sixth year, the Vancouver City... Read More

OP-ED: Why we have to save the first parliament site

Recent reports that the Queen’s Park may expropriate the First Parliament site, at Parliament and Front Streets, for construction of... Read More

LORINC: Raising the stakes in the MZO wars

The judge who handed down a temporary injunction last week, halting the demolition of the historic Dominion Foundry in the West... Read More

Book Review – Here & Gone: Artwork of Vancouver & Beyond

Text and watercolours by Michael Kluckner, Midtown Press, 2020  I could not have imagined Vancouver becoming such a city of contrasts... Read More