Q&A with Umbereen Inayet: How to decolonize a city’s museums

Toronto’s history museums are in the midst of a transformation. The City’s Awakenings project, lead by Artistic Producer Umbereen... Read More

Scarborough’s First Bicycle Path – and the students behind it

The university students behind Scarborough’s first bicycle path couldn’t have predicted that it would one day provide a lifeline to... Read More

The Moccasin Identifier Project: Marking Indigenous history on the land

Earlier this month, I spoke to Carolyn King, historian, former Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit, and founder of the Moccasin... Read More

Urban Oral History: To understand cities we must talk to elders more, Part IV

This is the fourth of a four-part series on urban oral history. When Bart described the secret Toronto gay bars he frequented in the... Read More

Urban Oral History: Understanding The Village of 1970s and ’80s, Part III

This is the third of a four-part series on urban oral history. My first conversation with Bart Birmingham (he/him) was a little... Read More

Urban Oral History: A tale of two immigrant neighbourhoods, Part II

This is the second of a four-part series on urban oral history. “Explore the city you live in. Open your eyes to a new life,”... Read More

How to collect oral histories about cities in the age of COVID-19, Part I

This is the first of a four-part series on urban oral history. Do you want to learn about a city by talking to people who have been... Read More

The Tranzac Club: “Toronto’s Living Room”

As Toronto begins the process or re-opening the economy for the summer, Spacing will occasionally look at businesses and venues that... Read More

Mapping Indigenous history on the TTC

June has begun, marking the start of Indigenous History Month. The recent discovery of an unmarked grave of 215 Indigenous children at... Read More