The Spring 2008 issue of Spacing tackles the plethora of challenges of accommodating the automobile in the city. Senior editor Shawn Micallef looks at the madness of the annual Toronto Auto Show, which in 2008 seemed oblivious to the soaring price of crude oil. Spacing’s other senior editor Dylan Reid examines how Toronto’s roads are not used anywhere near capacity, and how cities can rebalance transportation needs. Our contributors also explore the future of hybrid taxis, the act of cruising, the rise of car sharing, and life without a driver’s license.
cover photo courtesy of Toronto Archives, interior spread illustration by Matthew Borrett