The Winter 2006 issue of Spacing hit newsstands all over the country in late November 2005. The cover section for this issue is called The New Beautiful City: our contributors explore Toronto's public art and how thousands of people use the public realm as a canvas. The Winter 2006 issue also marked our venture into the world of full colour -- this new feature showcases the vibrant life of this city as captured by our talented staff of photobloggers and illustrators.

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Here's a snapshot of what to expect in this issue of Spacing: Bert Archer ponders why a city needs public art; Ryan Bigge examines the skeletal remains of the east Gardiner Expressway; Eye Weekly's Ed Kennan analyzes the City of Toronto's contradicting policies towards graffiti; Illustrator Marc Ngui creates new wayfinding signs for Toronto's streets; and Spacing's Dale Duncan gives you the answer to the most frequently asked public art question: how did that get there?

This issue also includes a wonderful feature by John Lorinc (Globe and Mail, Toronto Life) on R.C. Harris, Toronto's most influential city builder. In his research for this piece, Lorinc discovered a few unknown facts that are hugely important to understanding the motivations of the dreamer behind the Bloor Viaduct, the Scarborough water filtration plant, and the numerous bridges that span our ravines and valleys.

The Toronto Star's Christopher Hume also contributes to this issue. He wonders why Toronto and North American cities fail to grasp the possibilities of the urban ideal. The remedy may come from the most unlikely of sources -- the gas pump.

Spacing also re-prints an article on the Whitby Psychiatric Hospital by the late Ninjalicious (aka Jeff Chapman) from his wonderful zine Infiltration.

Our photographers include a who's who of Toronto's photoblogging community: Sam Javanrouh, Matt O'Sullivan, Gayla Trail, Jonathan Day-Reiner, Rannie Turingan, Davin Risk, and Adam Krawesky.

Other contributors for this issue include: Mike Smith (NOW magazine), illustrator Christopher Hutsul (Toronto Star), Misha Glouberman (Trampoline Hall), Nicole Cohen (Shameless editor), Nathalie Atkinson, illustrator Jeff Priest, as well as Spacing associate editors Anna Bowness (editor at Broken Pencil), and Shawn Micallef (murmur creator).

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