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EVENT: Launch of Spacing’s first book “50 Objects That Define Toronto”


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WHEN: Tuesday, June 28th, 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Fort York Visitor Centre (250 Fort York Blvd.)
COST: Event is free, book sold for $10
FACEBOOK: RSVP to our event listing

Time capsules are usually buried, but here’s one you can carry in your pocket. A city guide for visitors, locals, and ghosts, 50 Objects That Define Toronto is an eye-opening and sometimes heartbreaking survey of 12,000 years of human habitation on the shores of Lake Ontario. A beautiful object itself, Spacing’s charming book carries on the magazine’s tireless dedication to the history, politics, and culture of this great city. It’s a wonderful book and a gesture of love.

—Michael Redhill, author of Consolation

50 Obects That Define Toronto Cover-300For two years, the editors of Spacing have been digging through the City of Toronto’s archives and museum collections to uncover the objects that help give shape to this city.

This is the first book from the nation’s leading magazine on Canadian urbanism. Spacing surveyed some of the most well-read local historians and know-it-alls to come up with this fantastic list. The editors aimed to reflect the city’s culture, commerce, athletics, politics, diversity, and pre-European history. While no list like this could ever be considered perfect, these 50 objects are an excellent starting point for readers to dive deeper into the city’s fascinating and compelling history.

PRICE: $15 / SIZE: 3.5” x 5” / PAGES: 136

The book is sold exclusively at the Spacing Store (401 Richmond St. W.) and through the Spacing Store web site.

PLEASE NOTE: You can pre-order the book and have it shipped to you on the week of June 20th.



One comment

  1. Excited about buying and learning #The6ix’ History book. Wish you a successful sale!!!