LORINC: Waterfront announcement is a game-changer

Later this fall, Spacing will publish a small compendium of pivotal civic turning points in our collective history – “25 Days That... Read More

The lost streets of South Parkdale

No Toronto neighbourhood paid for the Gardiner Expressway quite like Parkdale. Before construction of the lakefront highway in 1958... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: A Tale of Two Seasons

By: Ilana Altman Toronto is a city of both climatic and cultural extremes. Hot long summer days are populated by more festivals than... Read More

LORINC: Why developing the Lower Don is a century-defining opportunity

Ever since then-Progressive Conservative prime minister Brian Mulroney appointed David Crombie to head up a royal commission on the... Read More

Going back in time to Toronto Island of the 1800s at Long Point

While gazing over old maps of Toronto, I often long to experience the city before its landscape was so significantly altered. What was... Read More

Toronto’s Summerville pool is a slice of the Mediterranean

It’s easy to overlook the Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pools. Despite its sturdy presence on Lake Shore Boulevard East, the... Read More

LORINC: The Rail Deck Park considered

About two years ago, deputy city manager John Livey, Toronto’s top planner, realized the strategy of creating pocket parks and little... Read More

40 in the shade: Toronto’s worst heatwave

For an excruciating week in July, 1936, Toronto, the province, and much of Canada burned. An unprecedented and deadly continent-wide... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: Garden of Future Follies – An Interview with Hadley+Maxwell

Interview by: Melanie Fasche Hadley+Maxwell are a Canadian artist duo formed in Vancouver in 1997 and now based in Berlin. Their body... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: On the Waterfront, building public art collections in Toronto’s newest neighbourhoods

By: Rebecca Carbin Previous articles in The Artful City series provide a thorough overview of Toronto’s approach to commissioning... Read More