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.

IN THE ISSUE: Artist creates flags for Toronto’s main streets

While Toronto is often called the “city of neighbourhoods,” there is very little visual material that celebrate these areas (outside... Read More

Will you ride your bike on the coldest day of the year?

WHERE: Behind City Hall at Armoury St. and Chestnut St WHEN: Wednesday, January 30, noon I’m the type of cyclist who puts his... Read More

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