Matthew is the publisher and creative director of Spacing. He is the winner of the 2010 Jane Jacobs Prize along with the other founders of Spacing and was also named editor of the year in 2007 by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors. He contributes a regular feature to “Here and Now” on CBC Radio.

2021 Toronto Heritage Award winners

The winners of the 2021 Heritage Toronto Awards were announced last night during an online ceremony. In its 46th year, the Heritage... Read More

PACKAGED TORONTO: The type of book for font lovers

Packaged Toronto is the newest book from Spacing — it focuses on the graphic design and packaging of products, pulled form the City of... Read More

NEW SPACING BOOK: ‘Packaged Toronto’ and the emergence of the city’s design aesthetic

LINK: VISIT THE SPACING STORE TO BUY THIS BOOK Back in 2011, I was brainstorming ideas for future projects with local historian... Read More

SPACING’S NEW BOOK: Remnants of Mid-Century Toronto

WHAT: Remnants of Mid-Century Toronto, photos by Vik Pahwa, edited by Matthew Blackett COST: $25 / use midcenturylove during checkout... Read More

The Beautiful Mess of Toronto Laneways, my newest book for Spacing

There is no public space that holds my heart quite like a laneway. When I moved downtown in the mid-1990s I began to wander the city’s... Read More

The Ward Cabaret is Toronto’s original musical

When immigrants arrived in Toronto in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they disembarked either at Union Station or one of the... Read More

EVENT: No Place To Go — A public talk about public washrooms with Lezlie Lowe

WHAT: No Place To Go: A public talk about public washrooms WHERE: at the Spacing Store: 401 Richmond St W. WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 4... Read More

Come to our election viewing / release party on Monday!

WHAT: 2018 Election viewing party / Spacing Fall 2018 release party WHEN: Monday, October 22 7pm-11pm WHERE: Pauper’s Pub, 539... Read More

EVENT: Come to the new Spacing issue and book launch party!

WHAT: Spacing Spring issue release party / “25 Toronto Transit Secrets” book launch WHEN: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 ... Read More

EVENT: Making the Toronto Museum vision a reality

WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 WHERE: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave (UofT St. George campus) TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (doors open at... Read More