Toronto Tuesday: Landscapes of the supernatural, lost streetscapes and Leslieville’s win


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.

The life of death in great Canadian cities

Shawn Micallef takes a look at landscapes marked by death, and the emotions we connect to them. Maps by the Toronto Police and the Toronto Fire Services create geographies that belie the standard psychogeography of the city.

Amalgamated Heritage: The Lost Streetscapes of Bronte

A lesson learned about preservation: Lauren Archer writes about the fate of Bronte’s historic streetscape, and how the area’s character changed completely after post-amalgamation development in the area.

OMB says no to big box in Leslieville

The Leslieville community and the City of Toronto successfully blocked SmartCentre’s encroachment of South of Eastern Avenue. The Ontario Municipal Board ruled against the development of “large format, stand alone retail outlets” in the area. That’s a “no”, Wal-mart — sorry.

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