Toronto Tuesday: Multicultural monuments, railway routes and civic complexes

2762486141_c1df7da9a0.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.

Monument to Multiculturalism

Read Shaun Merritt’s profile of the “Monument to Multiculturalism. Considering how public art reflects dominant ideologies and discourses, how important are spaces in the city outside the “main”, in the small spaces of the city, in suburbs?

Toronto’s Grand Trunk Railway – our 1856 link to Pearson airport

Take a look at how the past plays (spatially) in the present: Shawn Micallef talks about lessons learned from the construction of the 19th century railway route in Toronto.

Toronto’s fictional insecurity

Who hates Toronto? Is Toronto as self-obsessed as the rest of country thinks it is, or does the myth of a civic inferiority complex hold true?

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