For faithful readers of this blog, you have probably noticed a bit of a slow-down in the amount of content that appears on a daily basis. The editors and writers are not being lazy — rather, we’ve been working hard to put the final touches on our Spring 2008 issue. You’ll start to see us return to our regular rate of posts within a week or so.
The new issue of Spacing is focused on the car and the city. Our contributors examine electric cars, the City’s green fleet, why kids no longer walk to school, the effects of free parking on the built form, and what its like not to have a driver’s license.
The issue also contains three excellent features: Spacing associate editor Shawn Micallef tries to reconcile his car-oriented youth in Windsor, Canada’s Motor City, with his much more urban and car-free life; Dylan Reid, another Spacing associate editor, examines the looming economic reality that the automobile faces in the 21st century; and John Lorinc delves into the personal and political conflicts that have plagued the Corus building’s rise on Toronto’s waterfront.
Also in this issue: why squirrels rule; the comeback of the clothesline; the scourge of drive-thrus; and why the CN Tower’s light installation should be permanent.
This issue should start to reach the mailboxes of our subscribers (and newsstands across the city) by April 14th. More details will follow including a date for our customary release party.
photo by Miles Storey