WATCH: Amazing archival videos of Toronto Pride 1988-1995

Between 1988 and 1995 (save for 1991 when he did not have a camera) Toronto editor and filmmaker James Leahy documented Toronto Pride... Read More

The oddities of the Dundas Street Extension

In December 1954, the railway tracks near Logan Avenue presented the final obstacle in one of Toronto’s first major post-war... Read More

WWW: Standing ground or biting the hand that feeds you?

Barcelona’s war on tourism How Barcelona is reclaiming the city for residents, not tourists in order to reinvigorate the central city... Read More

Unpacking Kellie Leitch’s Phony Threat

By Alexandra Flynn Spacing In an echo of President Donald Trump’s policy-by-twitter, MP Kellie Leitch has turned her attention to... Read More

Yonge Street Mall: The fun and failure of pedestrianizing Toronto’s iconic strip during the 1970s

On June 3, 1971, there was a party on downtown Yonge Street. Around 8pm, following the news that Ontario Premier Bill Davis had... Read More

The Artful City: A Year in Review

By: Jeff Biggar and Ilana Altman The Artful City was formed in 2015 with a simple mission to investigate public art in Toronto and... Read More

The lost streets of South Parkdale

No Toronto neighbourhood paid for the Gardiner Expressway quite like Parkdale. Before construction of the lakefront highway in 1958... Read More

Emergency Shelter Distribution in BC

Map courtesy of author. To interact with it, click here: Homelessness, emergency shelters, and affordable housing are not simply... Read More

Campaign to name new school after Jean Earle Geeson: teacher, artist, journalist and early champion of Fort York

Last year Spacing published an audit report that found 292 Toronto parks were named after men, with just 82 after women. Coupled with... Read More

Book Review – People Cities: The Life and Legacy of Jan Gehl

Written by Annie Matan & Peter Newman, (Island Press, 2016) Over the last 50 years, Jan Gehl has changed the way we think about... Read More