Spacing Saturday: Lawn signs, churches, and heritage

Spacing Saturday highlights posts from across Spacing’s blog network in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and the Atlantic region.

With the election well underway, Vicki Smallman investigates the mayoral candidates and their potential uses of lawn signs in promoting their campaign. Lawn signs can be an expensive and non-environmentally friendly option in promotion, but are the traditional method in spreading the word.

With church congregations moving out of the city, churches are being secularized and re-purposed in order to preserve the site and make use of an otherwise empty space. Kate Wetherow comments on this phenomenon with examples of the kinds of functions that are no longer restricted to the church basement.

Sean Gillis tries to make sense of a confusing building approval process in the Halifax Heritage District that could very well change the face of Barrington Street by building high rises above historic buildings.

With the introduction of technological information, libraries the world over are being forced to keep up. Dustin Valen takes a look at the Evan’s library in Halifax and some proposed designs to make the space more engaging and vibrant.

Alex Bozikovic shares a post from his blog, The Mean City, about the community housing building at 60 Richmond that is both exceptionally green, and pretty to look at.

Back from a recent trip to Pittsburgh, Matthew Blackett comments on the tiled mosaics that line shop doorways in the Southside, and promises more comment from the The Steel City.

photo by Nam Lamore