Shifting power in parks: Lessons from the 2022 Canadian City Parks Report

City parks are built on relationships. They are where we go to feel more connected to nature, to ourselves, and to others in our... Read More

Ontario Place re-development: Paving over paradise

Looking out to Lake Ontario in late March, when the ground is still thawing from winter, a daring aerialist deftly skims the water’s... Read More

Eight simple ways to cool a city

It continues to get hotter in Toronto, with summer temperatures in the high 30s becoming common. We must make immediate changes to our... Read More

Growing the urban forest in the face of climate change

Todd Irvine is an arborist (cityforest.ca) and a co-founder of Spacing. This article is reprinted from issue 58 of the magazine. For... Read More

Why We Can’t Go: City Flushes Time Away, pt. 2

Anyone who spends time in cities, and not just Toronto, likely has both a mental map as well as a strategy for finding a place to go... Read More

Why We Can’t Go: A Report on Toronto’s Public Washrooms, pt. 1

Because this is Toronto, and because it’s important for officialdom to do certain things backwards, we’re going to spend... Read More

From Seeds to Saplings: New outreach to help promote growth of native trees

It started as an ordinary walk through a downtown ravine. Five years later, we are running around the city, doling out thousands of... Read More

The Meadoway: Realizing the power of connectivity

This article was first published in November in the Park People “10 Years Together in City Parks” series, and is... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 064, Toronto Shelter Collapse

Those working with unhoused people in Toronto, like Sanctuary Toronto outreach worker Lorraine Lam, are warning about the total... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 060, Alberta’s municipal power vacuum

With the mayors of both Edmonton and Calgary stepping down, and Alberta municipal elections taking place October 18, we decided to... Read More