How Toronto built the CN Tower

The CN Tower is one of the most important buildings ever constructed in Canada. Like it or loathe it, the absurd, 553-metre concrete... Read More

How City Hall ended up on St. Clair Avenue

In the late 1940s, Toronto City Hall was bursting at the seams. Now known as Old City Hall, the building on the northeast corner of... Read More

EVENT: Launch of Spacing’s first book “50 Objects That Define Toronto”

BOOK LAUNCH for SPACING’S “50 OBJECTS THAT DEFINE TORONTO” WHEN: Tuesday, June 28th, 6:30-9:30pm WHERE: Fort York... Read More

Book Review – Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach

Editor: Ren Thomas (Oxford University Press, 2016) One of the easiest ways to learn something is by seeing how it was done before... Read More

Book Review: Generative Design

Author: Asterios Agkathidis (Laurence King Publishing, 2016) In my thesis project in university, I used a form of ‘algorithmic design... Read More

Who will save Toronto’s old streetcars?

Toronto’s outgoing fleet of streetcars could be the first not to get a second life in another city. Perhaps due to advanced... Read More

Toronto’s new Cycling Network Plan: What’s in store for Scarborough?

This post by Marvin Macaraig, Ph.D., is part of Spacing’s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank at the University... Read More

The Don Mills Safety Village taught kids to drive

1962 was a rough year for kids. In the 12 months between January and December, 20 young people under the age of 14 were killed on... Read More

When Haileybury burned, Toronto sent streetcars

The town of Haileybury sits on the shore of Lake Timiskaming, a serpentine body of water on the northern reaches of the Ottawa River... Read More

Book Review – Vancouver Vanishes: Narratives of Demolition and Revival

“Since 2005, nearly 9,000 demo permits for residential buildings have been issued in Vancouver. An average of three houses a day are... Read More