Photographing Toronto’s suburban strip malls

With an essay by Orly Linovski. A documentary project focused exclusively on the architecture of suburban strip malls: this idea... Read More

Will Bill 23 kill heritage protections?

The Ontario government has proposed new legislation called the More Homes, Built Faster Act (Bill 23). But I’d prefer an act called... Read More

Monumental success: Toronto’s Stone Distillery has stood the test of time

The Stone Distillery, which anchors the southwest corner of the Distillery Historic District, is a noble backdrop for thousands of... Read More

The emergence of the “Toronto Special” Modernist walk-up apartments

The “Toronto Special” is a distinctly urban home that emerged during a post-war period associated with the rapid expansion... Read More

REID: Shadows and light – a longstanding debate

It’s an argument, it turns out, that has been going on for centuries. When new tall or mid-rise buildings are discussed, one of the... Read More

Finding the Missing Middle in Unexpected Places: Cornwall, Ontario’s Permissive Zoning

Urbanist discourse of recent years has commonly turned to reviving the Missing Middle as one means of remedying the skyrocketing cost... Read More

From Sunlight Park to East Harbour, Part 2 of 2

This second part of my feature on Lever Brothers soap and detergent manufacturing in the lower Don Valley will examine the... Read More

Spacing’s ‘Remnants of Mid-Century Toronto’ book wins Lt. Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award

Spacing is proud to announce that our book, Remnants of Mid-Century Toronto, has won the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award... Read More

From Sunlight Park to East Harbour (Part 1 of 2)

In July, 2021, the developer Cadillac Fairview introduced a revised plan for the transformation of the former Unilever soap... Read More

Growing up in Eb Zeidler’s Toronto

For the record, I did not attend the infamous Teenage Head concert in June 1980, which turned into a melee, which became an excuse to... Read More