Bentham’s City: An Urban Monograph of Vancouver City Hall

[Editor’s Note: This piece was published over a decade ago—in what would eventually become Spacing Vancouver. In light of the... Read More

LORINC: What’s in a street name? Dundas and other uncomfortable truths about our city

The street where I live, near St. Clair West and Christie, was originally called Victoria after it was carved out of a farmer’s field... Read More

Six-foot City: Conclusion

This series has explored the impacts of doubling the current personal space radius from 3ft (1m) to 6ft (2m) across three everyday... Read More

If Black lives truly matter in Canada, an apology for slavery is only a first step

Natasha Henry is a 2018 Vanier Scholar completing a PhD in History at York University on the enslavement of Africans in early Ontario... Read More

Six-foot City: Public Transit

Anybody who has experienced a well-used public transit system during rush hour knows that relaxing their ‘personal space bubbles’ to a... Read More

Six-foot City: The Corridor

The lowly corridor falls well short of being adored by most people. Within our contemporary cultural imagination, its association with... Read More

Six-Foot City: Introduction

Although the recent pandemic has brought to light many important issues, none has been more pervasive than social distancing. Embedded... Read More

Tales from The Concert Hall at the Masonic Temple

“You need to get there by 5. Or 4, if you can.” This advice might have come from someone’s older brother, or more likely someone’s... Read More

hindsight: Strathcona

Click here for a larger image. What happens when a crisis, much like the one we are acutely dealing with right now, undermines the... Read More

Cities and their streetcars: my top ten favourite spots

One of the best ways to get to know a city is through its public transit network. I’ve spent many years exploring cities through their... Read More