If Black lives truly matter in Canada, an apology for slavery is only a first step

Natasha Henry is a 2018 Vanier Scholar completing a PhD in History at York University on the enslavement of Africans in early Ontario... Read More

Tales from The Concert Hall at the Masonic Temple

“You need to get there by 5. Or 4, if you can.” This advice might have come from someone’s older brother, or more likely someone’s... Read More

ANY NIGHT OF THE WEEK: With Broken Social Scene, Cause = Time

Spacing is teaming up with Coach House Books and Jonny Dovercourt to bring you partial and complete chapter excerpts from the new book... Read More

ANY NIGHT OF THE WEEK: The Cameron House and the Birth of Queen West

Spacing is teaming up with Coach House Books and Jonny Dovercourt to bring you a few partial and complete chapter excerpts from the... Read More

“Visiting” CONTACT Photography Festival exhibits in the age of COVID

When COVID anxiety was at its peak in late March and early April, photographs of empty public spaces proliferated on social media... Read More

ANY NIGHT OF THE WEEK: The birth of Canadian reggae in Toronto — and Mississauga

Spacing is teaming up with Coach House Books and Jonny Dovercourt to bring you a few excerpts from the new book on Toronto’s... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 042, The revitalizing power of heritage

This episode was a live panel discussion, moderated by our host in London, Ontario. The “Heritage Matters in Conversation”... Read More

The Ward Cabaret is Toronto’s original musical

When immigrants arrived in Toronto in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they disembarked either at Union Station or one of the... Read More

The Toronto Reference Library’s rich collection of Communist newspapers

I am probably the last person you would expect to be perusing Communist literature. I come from a family of Mounties. I have worked on... Read More