Camera Shy : Downtown Bathurst Street

As a documentary photographer of architecture, I take a strictly non-hierarchical approach to recording Toronto’s urban fabric. I see... Read More

Ali’s Roti in Parkdale turns 45

The first time I walked into Ali’s Roti in Parkdale, owner Shiraz Aligour, whom I had never before met, took one look at me and asked... 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

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

Chinatown: Uncovering the future in the past, and the present in the future

The new issue of Spacing includes an article by Paula Tran, “What will happen to Toronto’s Chinatown?” In... Read More

Vacant Queen Street West: a pandemic photo essay

Queen Street West has always been a revolving door of independent businesses. Starting at the bottom of Parkdale, Queen Street is an... Read More

Soundscapes on College: This ain’t a library

This article originally appeared in Spacing #14, summer 2009. It was recently announced that the iconic music shop Soundscapes on... Read More

Research Road Redux

During the Second World War, my mother, Louise MacCallum, was among the 7,500 employees of Research Enterprises Limited (REL), a... Read More