Q&A with Umbereen Inayet: How to decolonize a city’s museums

Toronto’s history museums are in the midst of a transformation. The City’s Awakenings project, lead by Artistic Producer Umbereen... Read More

Preserving the queer identity in safe spaces

LGBTQ+ spaces in urban areas have been establishing themselves for decades, growing larger and larger as each generation brings its... Read More

Book Review | Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Power in Design

Author: Kristina Wilson (Princeton University Press, 2021) In Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the... Read More

The Moccasin Identifier Project: Marking Indigenous history on the land

Earlier this month, I spoke to Carolyn King, historian, former Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit, and founder of the Moccasin... Read More

Urban Oral History: Understanding The Village of 1970s and ’80s, Part III

This is the third of a four-part series on urban oral history. My first conversation with Bart Birmingham (he/him) was a little... Read More

How to collect oral histories about cities in the age of COVID-19, Part I

This is the first of a four-part series on urban oral history. Do you want to learn about a city by talking to people who have been... Read More

The Tranzac Club: “Toronto’s Living Room”

As Toronto begins the process or re-opening the economy for the summer, Spacing will occasionally look at businesses and venues that... Read More

Mapping Indigenous history on the TTC

June has begun, marking the start of Indigenous History Month. The recent discovery of an unmarked grave of 215 Indigenous children at... Read More

On Kwikwetlem territory, a new vision for Riverview

The Riverview Lands, on the slope above the Coquitlam River, were known as a storied place. Settlers will remember the area most for... Read More

Chinatown: Uncovering the future in the past, and the present in the future

The new issue of Spacing includes an article by Paula Tran, “What will happen to Toronto’s Chinatown?” In... Read More