PACKAGED TORONTO: The type of book for font lovers

Packaged Toronto is the newest book from Spacing — it focuses on the graphic design and packaging of products, pulled form the City of... Read More

How racism in Ontario schools today is connected to a history of segregation

Toronto’s Africentric Alternative School first opened in 2009 after years of advocacy and then months of heated public debates and... Read More

NEW SPACING BOOK: ‘Packaged Toronto’ and the emergence of the city’s design aesthetic

LINK: VISIT THE SPACING STORE TO BUY THIS BOOK Back in 2011, I was brainstorming ideas for future projects with local historian... Read More

EXCERPT FROM ‘UNCLE’: Aunt Jemima in Chicago

Excerpted with permission from Uncle: Race, Nostalgia and the Politics of Loyalty, published this month by Coach House Books... Read More

The ‘bashment’ parties of my childhood are Black history

In 2002, reggae artist Sean Paul shot the video for his song ‘Get Busy/Like Glue,’ in Vaughan. Directed by Toronto’s own Director X... Read More

OP-ED: Why we have to save the first parliament site

Recent reports that the Queen’s Park may expropriate the First Parliament site, at Parliament and Front Streets, for construction of... Read More

LORINC: Raising the stakes in the MZO wars

The judge who handed down a temporary injunction last week, halting the demolition of the historic Dominion Foundry in the West... Read More

Sam Carr and Toronto’s Soviet spies

Sam Carr walked out of the Don Jail on a crisp autumn day in 1942. He had been living underground for two years, and detained for the... Read More

Weston Road as my main street

This selection of photographs by Peter MacCallum documenting Weston Road is published in conjunction with Spacing’s new issue... Read More

LORINC: Tall or small is a false choice between main streets and intensification

At its meeting Monday, the Toronto Preservation Board (TPB) voted to adopt a set of staff recommendations that seemed, to some... Read More