Toronto Tuesday: 2008’s transportation articles, 1940s travelogue, losing a sense of place

dsc_0094_resized.jpgEach Tuesday, Spacing Montreal will share some posts from our sister blog, Spacing Toronto. We hope it will fuel constructive dialogue on the urban issues faced by both cities.

Top transportation articles
Dylan Reid has posted links to some of the most relevant public space articles of 2008, ranging from Japanese demotorization to pedlock.

Ontario Travelogue from 1942

Shawn Micallef provides a link to a video clip from days past, which presents a view of Toronto before highrise offices and the CN Tower came to define it.

Losing a sense of place

Dylan Reid questions the sense of place in cities and what makes urban space unique by drawing light to article “Neighbourless Hoods” by Paul Kingsnorth.

One comment

  1. People really should check out that article “losing a sense of place. We have a wonderful neighborhood from the industrial era – not saying the industrial era was wonderful – in Griffintown and we have a city administration that thinks that BigBoxing that area is cool. Something very, very wrong with that.

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