S101 Series: Introduction and Call

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: cities are complex. But that doesn’t mean they need to be complicated... Read More

LORINC: Can the Ontario Science Centre save Ontario Place?

Here’s a strange little detail about the 20-car pile-up that is the Ontario Place redevelopment scheme: Shortly before... Read More

Book Review: The Ecologies of The Building Envelope – A Material History and Theory of Architectural Surfaces

Author: Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Jeffrey S. Anderson  (Actar Publishers, 2021) Given the number of books I read and review every... Read More

As is: Photographs of Ontario Place, 2021- 2022

In advance of Spacing’s upcoming issue focused on Ontario Place, we are sharing some of photographer Steven Evans’s images... Read More

Book Review: Ron Thom Architect – The Life of a Creative Modernist

Author: Adele Weder (Greystone Publishing, 2022) Drawing on extensive archival research and over one hundred interviews, this... Read More

Photographing Toronto’s suburban strip malls

With an essay by Orly Linovski. A documentary project focused exclusively on the architecture of suburban strip malls: this idea... Read More

Will Bill 23 kill heritage protections?

The Ontario government has proposed new legislation called the More Homes, Built Faster Act (Bill 23). But I’d prefer an act called... Read More

The Blue Cabin: A Dream of Home in Uncertain Times

Amidst widespread housing instability, many feel that we may never again be able to dream of a home to call our own. There’s a deep... Read More

Book Review – When Eero Met His Match: Aline Loucheim Saarinen and the Making of an Architect

Author: Eva Hagberg (Princeton University Press, 2022) Today, I think about Aline’s contributions to the field, and to the practice... Read More

Broadway & Vancouver Plans: A Rejection of Core Vancouver Planning Principles?

Author: Ralph Segal With the City’s current Zoning Map as an initial regulatory reference, Vancouver’s contemporary approach to... Read More