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

Why We Can’t Go: A Report on Toronto’s Public Washrooms, pt. 1

Because this is Toronto, and because it’s important for officialdom to do certain things backwards, we’re going to spend... Read More

Streetcar photography as a window to Toronto’s changing landscapes

By Brian Doucet and Michael Doucet This excerpt is adapted from Streetcars and the Shifting Geographies of Toronto: a visual analysis... 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

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

Black History Month: Eartha Kitt’s forgotten visits to Toronto

If there is one thing I have missed more than anything else during the pandemic, it is nightlife. In 2020, at least 22 music venues... 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

SPACING’S NEW BOOK: Souvenirs of Toronto Sports

Spacing is happy to announce the release of our tenth book, Souvenirs of Toronto Sports: Stories Inspired by the City’s Athletic... 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

The fading of the garment district factories: McGregor Socks, Spadina Avenue, 2003

In 2003 I began a two part documentary photography project featuring the McGregor Socks knitting mill on Spadina Avenue, and the Korex... Read More