LORINC: Have Toronto police learned anything at all about de-escalation?

The shouting about Paris and the ugly political aftermath has made it difficult to hear almost everything else that’s taking place in... Read More

Book Review: A Line in the Andes/Una Linea En Los Andes

Editor:  Felipe Correa & Ramiro Almeida (Applied Research + Design Publishing, 2013) “What country is that?” is a common question... Read More

Small is Beautiful: Dartmouth’s Findlay Centre and the new Master Plan

Dartmouth – With summer at an end, public consultation for Halifax’s new Community Facilities Master Plan (CFMP) is underway... Read More

Toronto flirts with participatory budgeting

This fall, Toronto residents — not bureaucrats or politicians — will decide if the city adds benches along Danforth Avenue, lighting... Read More

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