Growing up in Eb Zeidler’s Toronto

For the record, I did not attend the infamous Teenage Head concert in June 1980, which turned into a melee, which became an excuse to... Read More

Regent Park Revitalization: A Progress Report by Spacing

Beginning this week, Toronto Community Housing Corp. (TCHC) and Tridel formally commence a public consultation process that marks the... Read More

Vancouver’s Dramatic New Plan for Broadway: Five Questions

The City of Vancouver’s Broadway Plan has been released for public comment and is full of dramatic proposals. Profusely illustrated... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 062, The PATH ahead for Toronto’s underground

With many people still working from home, the future of Toronto’s PATH system — the underground mall serving the financial... Read More

LORINC: The Revenge of the Market Urbanists

Here’s a tale of two cities… In the City of Toronto (pop. 2.8 million), there are about 1.1 million private dwellings, and... Read More

Deconstructing Visuals 2.0

It’s been 10 months since I wrote Deconstructing Visuals. Within that piece, I argued that the architectural profession’s dominion... Read More

Smart city in a post-pandemic world: Small-scale, green, and over-policed

On the face of it, the smart city market is bleeding. In May 2020, Alphabet pulled the plug on Sidewalk Toronto, the company’s... Read More

Achtung! Go for a German Walk T.O.

Over the summer and fall I was happy to work with a team put together by the German Consulate in Toronto on a series of audio walks... Read More

The Virtual Urban Realm

The virtual urban realm is a digital version of the physical city. It is represented graphically and geographically in real-time... Read More

Graphic Novella: You Forgot About Me! – Part 3

By Scot Hein with illustrations by J.G. This is the final part of a three-part graphic novella, bookending the Zoning Must Evolve... Read More