Matthew is the publisher and creative director of Spacing. He is the winner of the 2010 Jane Jacobs Prize along with the other founders of Spacing and was also named editor of the year in 2007 by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors. He contributes a regular feature to “Here and Now” on CBC Radio.

Short film winner from Toronto Urban Film Fest

This fall, Spacing was the sponsor of the Canadian Urbanism Award at the Toronto Urban Film Festival. The silent (and winning) films... Read More

Toronto Maple Leafs history told in a subway map

It should surprise no one who reads Spacing that I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to maps. And, as my close friends and... Read More

Music video uses photos from Archives

How can you not love this music video? Local singer Lisa Conway’s video for “Oh How Love” uses images from the City of Toronto... Read More

Has Mayor Rob Ford become Mayor Tommy Shanks?

The continued follies of Toronto mayor Rob Ford may be life imitating art (or pop culture). During a moment of time-wasting today, I... Read More

Meet Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto’s new chief planner

In the lead-up to the previous municipal election, Spacing identified the most pressing urban issues facing the city. In our urban... Read More

Complete streets coming to a Canadian city near you

The Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation (TCAT) has launched a nationwide campaign that promotes cities to adopt... Read More

20 pianos played across Toronto

With news that 41 pianos have been placed around the city for the public to play, musician Marc Soares set out on Friday, July 13 to... Read More

20 interesting public benches from my travels

Since I helped launch Spacing back in 2003, I’ve had the chance to travel to a lot of cities and examine the things that turn my... Read More

NASA shows off city lights at night

The lights that make our skies glow at night are a symbol of how our civilization has grown, but ti wasn’t until the last two... Read More

Today is deadline for Creative Mapping Contest!

Spacing magazine presents the CREATIVE MAPPING CONTEST Do you love maps? Are you an illustrator, graphic designer, or visual... Read More