‘Out of this world’ sculptures land in midtown

In Toronto, there are a number of public artworks that re-imagine the human subject. I’m thinking, for example, of Hadley+ Maxwell’s... Read More

The Dufferin Grove Stones and the surprisingly winding trail to discover the origins of mysterious Toronto architectural ruins

Hidden amongst the shrubs of one of Toronto’s best-loved parks lies a collection of architectural ruins – carved stones – recently... Read More

THOMPSON: What if the Caribana Carnival went back to its roots?

“The watching Torontonians didn’t cheer, didn’t wave,” reported the Toronto Daily Star on August 5, 1967, as “Caribana” left Varsity... Read More

The connections between public art and activism

In this moment of social and political upheaval, as protesters demand racial justice in response to police brutality and systemic... Read More

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

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