Book Review – Here & Gone: Artwork of Vancouver & Beyond

Text and watercolours by Michael Kluckner, Midtown Press, 2020  I could not have imagined Vancouver becoming such a city of contrasts... Read More

Sam Carr and Toronto’s Soviet spies

Sam Carr walked out of the Don Jail on a crisp autumn day in 1942. He had been living underground for two years, and detained for the... Read More

Book Review – The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

Authors: Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020) It is not a stretch to say that most contemporary urbanists... Read More

The Laws of Settlements book available for free online!

Are there fundamental laws that govern all settlements—from the smallest village to the largest cities? This is the question that... Read More

Weston Road as my main street

This selection of photographs by Peter MacCallum documenting Weston Road is published in conjunction with Spacing’s new issue... Read More

LORINC: Tall or small is a false choice between main streets and intensification

At its meeting Monday, the Toronto Preservation Board (TPB) voted to adopt a set of staff recommendations that seemed, to some... Read More

Video Vancouver: Construction of the George Massey Tunnel 1957-59

Via BC History The film was originally called Deas Island Tunnel and is about the construction of the tunnel under the Fraser between... Read More

Virtual Talk – Day of Audio Visual Heritage, Oct 27th

Virtual Talk – Day of Audio Visual Heritage Date: Oct, 27th at 5pmAdmission: Sign up for free via Eventbrite The United Nations... Read More

Event: AFTERSHOCK – Looking back at 1918 for a view of Vancouver’s future

Event Details Date: October 27, 2020 Time: 7:00-8:30-pm Via: Zoom RSVP and more information Event Description The first victim in... Read More

REID: Piketty and the decline of “dirty mansions”

Toronto’s affordable housing crisis has many facets. One of these many facets is the conversion – or rather, re-conversion – of big... Read More