Spacing Road Show

THE SPACING ROAD SHOW

Spacing is proud to announce a cross-Canada promotional tour in June and July called the Spacing Road Show, sponsored by BMO SmartSteps for Homeowners. In ten Canadian cities we’ll be hosting a small party to celebrate the release of the issue and the top public spaces in each city. We’ll also be leading a discussion panel with local experts on urban design, architecture, and community building.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have seen the ad for the Road Show in the magazine a few dates and details have changed since Spacing went to press.

  • The date for the event in Montreal has changed. It is now July 20th
  • The date for the event in Vancouver has changed. Our Vancouver event is now on Tuesday, June 28th.
  • The Regina event on June 18 has been cancelled.
  • Victoria has been added to the tour. The event is on Tuesday July 5th.
  • The date for the event in Toronto has changed. Our Toronto event is now on Tuesday, July 12th.

MEDIA CONTACT: Spacing publisher Matthew Blackett will be at each event of the Spacing Road Show. Feel free to contact him by email [ matt@spacing.ca ] or by phone [ 416-992-1439 ]. Senior editor Shawn Micallef will be a part of the Road Show in Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver.

UPCOMING EVENTS

HALIFAX

When: Monday, July 25, 6:30-9pm

Where: The Hub, 1673 Barrington St.

Cost: free (but $5 gets you copy of magazine)

Facebook: RSVP to our event listing

Panelists: Matthew Blackett (Spacing publisher) moderator, Cyndi Rottenberg-Walker (partner at Urban Strategies, urban planner), Tim Bousquet (news & enviro editor at The Coast)

PREVIOUS EVENTS:

WINNIPEG

When: Thursday, June 16, 7:30-11:30pm

Where: RAW Gallery, 290 McDermot Ave.

Cost: free

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Panelists: Richard Milgrom (University of Manitoba, Planning), Christopher Leo (University of Winnipeg, Political Science), Robert Galston (local blogger of Rise and Sprawl)

REGINA

Please note that this event has been cancelled

SASKATOON

When: Monday, June 20, 6-10pm (panel starts at 7pm)

Where: Persephone Theatre, 100 Spadina Crescent East

Cost: $5 (gets you copy of magazine)

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PARTNER: Great Places

Panelists: Ryan Walker (Chair of Regional & Urban Planning Program at the University of Saskatchewan), Jyhling Lee (architect and public artist/sculptor), Mairin Loewen (Saskatoon city councillor)

EDMONTON

When: Wednesday, June 22, 5-9pm

Where: Art Gallery of Alberta Ledcor Theatre, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.

Cost: $5 (gets you copy of magazine)

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PARTNER: Dialog Architects

Panelists: Mack Male (urban affairs blogger), Tom Sutherland (Dialog), Todd Babiuk (Edmonton Journal)

CALGARY

When: Friday, June 24, 5-8pm

Where: Bankers Court, 850 – 2nd Street SW

Cost: $5 (gets you copy of magazine)

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PARTNER: Dialog Architects

Panelists: Gian-Carlo Carra (Calgary city councillor), Jason Markusoff (Calgary Herald), Melanie Hare (Urban Strategies), Doug Cinnamon (Dialog)

VANCOUVER

When: Tuesday, June 28, 7-10pm

Where: Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St.

Cost: $5 (gets you copy of magazine)

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PARTNER: City of Vancouver

Panelists: Erick Villagomez (Spacing Vancouver), Gordon Price (SFU City Centre), Erin O’Melinn (Vancouver Public Space Network)

Please note that this event has been added to the Road Show

VICTORIA

When: Tuesday, July 5th

Where: Market Square

Cost: free

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Panelists: coming soon

TORONTO

When: Tuesday, July 12th

Where: Fort York Blue Barracks, 250 Fort York Blvd.

Cost: $5 (gets you copy of magazine)

PARTNER: Toronto Society of Architects

Panelists: • Ken Greenberg (urban designer, author of Walking Home),  Lisa Rochon (Globe and Mail architecture critic), Jyling Lee (Toronto & Saskatoon public art sculptor)

OTTAWA

When: Tuesday, July 19, 7-10:30pm

Where: National Arts Centre, 4th Stage 53 Elgin St.

Cost: $5 (gets you copy of magazine)

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PARTNER: National Arts Centre

Panelists: Matthew Blackett (Spacing publisher) moderator, George Dark (partner at Urban Strategies, urban designer & landscape architect), Allegra Newman (community planning advocate), Evan Thornton (Spacing Ottawa editor)

MONTREAL

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT DATE HAS CHANGED TO JULY 20th

When: Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-9pm

Where: 690 Sherbrooke Street West with event on Victoria Street (adjacent to the McCord Museum) between Sherbrooke and President Kennedy

Cost: Free! $5 for a copy of the magazine

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Panelists:

• Spacing Montreal contributor Alanah Heffez on teenagers, public space, and participation, focusing on James Lyng high school and the Woonerf planned near the school.

•  Joel Thibert on Walk the Region, a three‐day expedition on food across the Montreal metropolitan area that aimed to raise awareness about regional planning issues and plant the seeds for a sense of regional identity.

• Avenue Huit on food as a way of reading the city, not only as nourishment, but also as an eloquent expression of who we are, how our culture is transforming, and how we project ourselves into the future.

• Katarina Soukup on her documentary about the world’s lost urban waterways and an iphone app that allows users to discover and explore Montreal’s lost rivers through geo-localized storytelling.

The Spacing Road Show has been made possible by the financial assistance of BMO SmartSteps for Homeowners and the Canada Council for the Arts.