Each 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.
Building Storeys: Long Live the Guild
Gary Miedema details the history of The Guild Inn, a landmark in the suburban Scarborough landscape. From its origins as an artisinal skillshare and local farm, to a training centre for women in the navy, to a playground for paranormal enthusiasts, fascinating uses have come out of this space — including current debates over the fate of the estate.
A win for honest people at Illegalsigns.ca: read about how the fight against illegal advertising (and its encroachment of public space) now has the support of the Ontario higher court.
Matthew Blackett looks at one of Toronto’s busiest intersections (which currently hosts an empty construction site) and talks about his vision of a public square. Should there be a clearly delineated “public space” at one of Toronto’s most prominent crossroads?