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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

Issue 8 /// At the Crossroads

The cover section of the Winter-Spring 2007 issue of Spacing takes a close-up look at our intersections and what our crossroads reveal about our city — Markham & Lawrence, Gerrard & Coxwell, The Allen & Eglinton, Albion & Finch, Richmond & Sherbourne, among others. Spacing contributors explore how some communities are experiencing gentrification and rehabilitation, and how other neighbourhoods were planning disasters from the start. Other topics covered include the organized chaos of our traffic lights, an explanation behind the colour-combinations of subway station platforms on the Bloor-Danforth line, what happens when you send a letter to a park, and the rankings of the best toboggan hills in the city. The issue launches John Lorinc’s City Hall column. The major feature of this issue, written by contributing editor Ed Keenan, received a Best Personal Essay nomination by the National Magazine Awards in 2008.

Contributors include: Ed Keenan (Eye Weekly), Sarah Hood (co-author of The Unknown City), Liz Clayton, Amy Lavender Harris, Todd Irvine, Joe Wilson, Dan Yashinsky, Steve Brearton, plus articles by Spacing editors Dale Duncan, Dylan Reid, Anna Bowness, and Lindsay Gibb. The pages come to life with the work of Sam Javanrouh (Daily Dose of Imagery), Rannie Turingan (, Adam Krawesky (, Bouke Salverda (, Payam Rajabi (, Tanja Tiziana Burdi (, Jerrold Litwinenko (, illustrators Todd Julie, Matt Daley, Marlena Zuber, and Joe Ollmann.

The cover illustration was done by Matt Borrett.