PODCAST: Spacing Radio 018, The Battle of Portage & Main

In this special episode, we devote our entire time to an issue that’s plagued Winnipeg for nearly 40 years: pedestrians are not... Read More

A million Canadian post-war homes

The Camisso family never expected a parade when they bought their first house, a little suburban bungalow in the new Wishing Well... Read More

The parking garage of the future!

In the 1950s and 60s, Toronto, like cities all over the world, struggled with challenges delivered by the rise of the private... Read More

LORINC: The street art bureaucrat

Away from the clamour surrounding Jennifer Keesmaat’s departure as chief planner, the City of Toronto has seen another significant... Read More

The story of the Toronto Island’s modern architecture

When the flood water on the Toronto Island eventually recedes it will reveal a damaged and possibly forever altered landscape. For the... Read More

The short, mysterious life of the Beard Building

The Beard Building is a historical enigma. Toronto’s first skyscraper, the 7-storey building was constructed in 1895 to designs... Read More

REID: Transforming Buenos Aires

A radical transformation of the centre of Buenos Aires, Argentina, combining a new Bus Rapid Transit project and a... Read More

The oddities of the Dundas Street Extension

In December 1954, the railway tracks near Logan Avenue presented the final obstacle in one of Toronto’s first major post-war... Read More

Yonge Street Mall: The fun and failure of pedestrianizing Toronto’s iconic strip during the 1970s

On June 3, 1971, there was a party on downtown Yonge Street. Around 8pm, following the news that Ontario Premier Bill Davis had... Read More

Sex on Yonge: Examining the decade when Yonge Street was the city’s sin strip

“I take a walk down Yonge Street, where good times are bought and sold.” When folk music great Ian Tyson penned those lines in 1970... Read More