Filling in the Missing Middle for food retailing
The term “missing middle” has quickly become recognized as shorthand for housing that fills the gap between single family dwellings and...By Glenn Miller
Inequality, Gender, Intersectionality, Gentrification, and the City: An interview with Leslie Kern
Cities are political and economic centers of power. This comes with its fair share of challenges like poverty and inequality. Spacing Vancouver...By Erick Villagomez
EXCLUSIVE: What is the source of Therme’s financing?
When Infrastructure Ontario executes public-private partnership arrangements, there are numerous permutations — design-build-finance-maintain, outright...By John Lorinc
At 40, is Avenue Duluth Canada’s original shared street?
With summer coming up, some of us might start to see social media posts with images celebrating Montréal’s festive and convivial open streets. While many...By erkin ozberk
Your 15-minute city is not my 15-minute city
Carlos Moreno’s “15-minute city” has been promoted by many city mayors around the world – perhaps most famously Parisian mayor Anne Hidalgo. In...By Robert Turner
Making places out of Toronto Centre’s neglected laneways
There’s a tactic in marketing: surprise and delight. It’s used to attract and engage with customers new and old by interacting with them in unexpected...By Maryam Siddiqi
LORINC: Ontario Place and a tale of two message tracks
After spending much of last Wednesday watching Therme Canada and its consultants perform in public, first during a four-hour session with a combined...By John Lorinc
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Reinier de Graaf’s recently published book, Architect, Verb.: The New Language of Building...By Spacing
LORINC: Speaking truth to power about Therme’s mega-spa
Tomorrow will be an all-day spa event in Toronto. The day will end with an online “consultation” session at 6pm, showcasing Therme...By John Lorinc
Mackenzie Place: The tallest residential building in Canada’s North
EDITOR’S NOTE: In Spacing #29/2013, photographer Jesse Colin Jackson and anthropologist Lindsay Bell wrote about MacKenzie Place, the tallest...By Jesse Colin Jackson
S101S – Understanding Density: Net vs. Gross Density
What is the difference between “net” and “gross” density, and how do these relate to urban planning? In Understanding Residential...By Erick Villagomez
LORINC: Where will the mayoral candidates stand on Ontario Place?
Here’s a question for the women and men positioning themselves for a run at the mayor’s chair: Do you think Therme’s proposed $350...By John Lorinc