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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

About Spacing

Understanding the urban landscape

Spacing is one of the most unique magazines on Canadian newsstands. The magazine uncovers the joys, obstacles and politics of the public realm by cutting through the cynicism that often pervades any discussion about urban issues. Spacing pushes readers to think critically about how they can shape the public spaces that surround their everyday lives.

Spacing was launched in the fall of 2003 by a group of young journalists and public space advocates who felt that Toronto needed a publication that would bring together a number of key urban issues that were not being discussed by the local media. Topics like public transit, urban design, public art, community planning, and sustainable development were brought under one umbrella to create a forum for residents and the ‘urban curious’ to discuss these pressing topics.

Spacing is published four times a year and can be bought on newsstands or delivered directly to your home. Blogs across the country have come and gone since 2007 — Spacing Vancouver, active since 2011, remains a stable and dynamic hub of west coast urbanism.  The magazine has been named Canadian Small Magazine of the Year from 2007-09 and 2014-2016 by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors. In 2010, the editors received the prestigious Jane Jacobs Prize from the Maytree Foundation and Ideas That Matter. Spacing is also the publisher of 10 books.

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Spacing Media
401 Richmond St. W.
Suite B-02
Toronto ON, M5V 3A8
phone: 416 644 1017

Send all subscription orders, cheques, books, and products to the above address. If you have a specific concern please visit our customer service centre.

Spacing acknowledges the land we are using for our business is located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.