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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered


Understanding the urban landscape

Spacing is an award-winning magazine that reveals the joys and obstacles of today's urban landscape. The magazine has become a leading voice, both locally and nationally, about how to build a healthy, sustainable, and vibrant city. Each issue of Spacing presents an abundance of creative ideas from the city's emerging city builders, writers, and public space advocates. The magazine comes out three times year and boasts a readership of 30,000 people per issue.

Spacing was launched in the fall of 2003 by a group of young journalists and public space advocates who felt that Toronto needed a publication that would bring together a number of key urban issues that were not being discussed by the local media. Topics like cycling infrastructure, public transit, pedestrianism, public art, community planning, and sustainable development were brought together under one umbrella to create a forum for residents and the urban curious to discuss these pressing topics.

Spacing is one of the most unique magazines to appear on Canadian newsstands in years. The magazine cuts through the cynicism that often pervades any discussion about urban issues and pushes readers to think critically about how they can shape the public spaces that surround their everyday lives.

Spacing is now nationally recognized as playing a leading role in initiating discussions about the state of the urban landscape in our cities. The editors are often speakers, panelists, and workshop leaders at both urban issues and magazine-focused conferences. Spacing has been named Small Magazine of the Year in 2007, 2008, and 2009 by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors; nominated for seven National Magazine Awards — including Magazine of the Year in 2009 — and has walked away with two awards for Best Editorial Package (2006, 2008); nominated for a Canadian Newsstand Award (small magazine) in 2006, 2007, and 2009; and editors Matthew Blackett and Dale Duncan were named Editors of the Year in 2007 and 2008 by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.

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