Book Review From the Stacks – Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post-carbon World

These days it has become nearly impossible to open a newspaper or read a website without encountering numerous doomsday predictions of... Read More

SUMMER OF THE GUN: 10 years later, conclusion

 By John Lorinc and Idil Burale In 2005, the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Task Force made the following call to action: “No one... Read More

SUMMER OF THE GUN: 10 years later, pt. II

The response to the summer of the gun has been characterized as a combination of prevention (i.e. place-based investment) and... Read More

SUMMER OF THE GUN, 10 years later: Part I

In a four part series, Spacing’s senior editor John Lorinc and columnist Idil Burale look back on the “summer of the... Read More

UrbSanity: Shhh!!! A loud vision for the Central Library

Last summer, following the 40th anniversary of the Ottawa Public Library Main Branch on Metcalfe, the Main Library Facility Planning... Read More

Doors Open Ottawa 2015: A look at Ottawa’s Community Support Services

On June 6-7, 2015, the City of Ottawa marked its 14th annual Doors Open Ottawa event, a weekend celebrating the City’s built heritage... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 4: A tale of two parks

By John Lorinc and Alex Steep Over the past few years, the city has seen a handful of examples of park construction that offer... Read More

BURALE: What we don’t talk about when we talk about carding

This week, Toronto Police Board (TPSB) chair Alok Mukherjee broke his silence and admitted to The Toronto Star that he was cornered... Read More

Our Winter of Discontent: Sidewalks and Snow Clearing

HALIFAX – After a brutal February and an almost as horrid March, Halifax (aka Hoth on a nasty day) is finally emerging from the... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 2: How the money flows

By John Lorinc and Kimberley Noble The information shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the numbers are nonetheless startling. According... Read More