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

Examining the ambiguous keepers of the hotel shelter list

The hotel shelter program is a highlight of the City’s homelessness solution strategy, galvanized by the effects of the pandemic. In a... Read More

LORINC: How over-crowding has made housing lethal during pandemic

There were so many truly awful details about the death, from COVID-19, of 13-year-old Emily Victoria Viegas — Brampton’s wall-to-wall... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 055, Post-Pandemic Transit Ridership

Before the pandemic, the Toronto Transit Commission was actively looking for ways to grow its ridership. Now, after taking a hit in... Read More

Toronto after the 1st Wave: How COVID-19 affected three key markets

This is co-authored by Youjing Li and Shauna Brail In the fall of 2020, a University of Toronto research team set out to track key... Read More

Poetry in community: Q&A with poet Ronna Bloom

Ronna Bloom is former Poet in Residence at Mount Sinai Hospital, now Sinai Health System. Long before face coverings became mandatory... 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

Urban space as a catalyst for improving mental health care

This article is published in conjunction with the upcoming issue of Spacing, which is focused on the theme of public health. In these... 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