LORINC: The never-ending war between Queen’s Park and City Hall

There could have scarcely been a more succinct visual metaphor for the chronically dysfunctional relationship between City Hall and... Read More

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

MESLIN: If a billboard falls in a forest… Part 4

Exactly fifteen years ago this week, I received this short and uplifting e-mail from Toronto city staff: January 12, 2006 Hi Dave, We... Read More

Event – Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci, Jan. 24

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci Online Panel Discussion Presented by the West Coast Modern League in Partnership with the West... Read More

LORINC: Yonge Street’s new mission

It sometimes seems as if the ‘whither-Yonge Street’ question has been loitering on the edges of our civic debates ever since 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

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 052, Public Realm Resolutions

We began 2020 with a bit of optimism — how could we know? We had an episode about the public realm and its importance, and spoke to urban... 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

COVID-19 stimulus spending needs to be wise to the perils of road building

In times of economic crisis, stimulus spending is important. But spending it wisely is even more important. In the midst of the... Read More