The Summer-Fall 2008 issue of Spacing uncovers ordinary residents of Toronto doing extraordinary things in the public realm. Our writers encounter a man who incubates turtle eggs to increase the likelihood of survival of Humber River turtles, and a homeless man who is using a writer to blog about his life on the streets. We explore how to integrate newcomers to Canada into residents’ groups, and why raising chickens in your backyard shouldn’t be illegal. This issue saw Spacing take home its second Small Magazine of the Year award from the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors. Spacing photographer Miles Storey was nominated for a 2009 National Magazine Award in the Portrait Photography category.