Spacing launches new issue Wednesday!

WHAT: release party for 18th issue of Spacing
WHEN: Wed. July 7, 2010, doors open at 7:30pm
WHERE: El Mocambo (464 Spadina Ave. at College Street)
HOW MUCH: $10, includes copy of new issue; $5 for subscribers
FACEBOOK: feel free to RSVP to the event on Facebook

Come out to the El Mocambo on Wednesday evening to help celebrate the release of Spacing’s 18th issue!

The summer 2010 issue is packed full of great articles. Our cover section explores the spectacles we find in Toronto. Our contributors explore the history of riots in the city (how timely, eh?), Pride, Caribana, and how criminals used to be hanged in public. Senior editor Dylan Reid proposes that a dynamic public realm is not necessarily clean and beautiful — it’s full of messy urbanism. The work of photographer Peter MacCallum highlights the layers of architectural history on Yonge Street. Readers will also learn about the City’s attempt to deal with tall buildings in the downtown core, why some streets don’t line up, how many people flow in and out of every subway station, and much more. Our articles are accompanied by the fantastic work of photographers Sam Javanrouh, Miles Storey, and many others.

Our party on Wednesday will include a handful of games and the unveiling of our new subway station magnets. Come out to meet with other Spacing readers (and some mayoral candidates) and help support our magazine.