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  • Sabina Ali - Spacing
    Ali I saw kids lining up for the swings And the garbage And I met a few women in the park and we just started talking about the same thing Casual conversation quickly snowballed into action That year the women successfully lobbied for a new playground Not content to stop there the Thorncliffe Park Women s Committee or TPWC as it is now known which Ali chairs started to think about how to animate the park in other ways As a group of women we thought of how to bring the immigrants especially the women we wanted to empower them she says The highest percentage of the population here is South Asians and it might be similar in the other cultures as well where the family is given priority children husband housework and then after that you get time for yourself How to bring these women out with all the priorities they have In June of 2009 TPWC launched an experiment a weekly Friday night South Asian style market in the park with food clothing and other goods for sale by area residents We started the first market with five vendors and there was a very great response The park was full of people and it s really transformed In the early days a few women would trudge to the park with heavy wooden tables borrowed from a local E S L classroom Now they have their own portable folding tables for the thriving neighbourhood event Ali is working with some of the vendors to build their businesses through established farmers markets She s also launching a market in the neighbouring Flemingdon Park high rise community That s not all R V Burgess Park now features new landscaping a refurbished splash pad a community vegetable garden and since 2010 a tandoor oven built with 4 700 raised by the community The U S advocacy group City Parks Alliance has named it a Frontline Park the first time the honour has been bestowed in Canada And the Weston Family Parks Challenge has granted TPWC 125 000 towards extending their activities into the adjoining ravine to connect residents with nature and offer health and environmental education Meanwhile Ali has been honing her abilities and lending her astonishing energy to a range of causes the local Kindergarten Early Language Intervention KELI program and the Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office as well as Evergreen the Toronto Food Policy Council Access Community Capital Fund and Thorncliffe Park Kindergarten School Design Team among others She took a Centre for Learning course in community development and leadership and attended leadership training through the Maytree Foundation She s just so determined in such a quiet forceful way says Dave Harvey director of Toronto Park People She s had very significant challenges getting the permits but she never backs down She s such an inspiration for the people around her especially the women For people who are new to a country it can be quite intimidating to deal with government It

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  • Editors + Masthead - Spacing
    Space Headlines History Housing Infrastructure Maps Media Neighbourhoods Parks Photos Politics Services Spacing Spacing Films Streetscape Traffic Transit Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic Editors Masthead Publisher Editor Matthew Blackett matt spacing ca Senior Editors Shawn Micallef shawn spacing ca Dylan Reid dylan spacing ca John Lorinc john spacing ca Dale Duncan dale spacing ca Todd Harrison toddharrison spacing ca Associate Editor Mike Bulko mike spacing ca Anna Bowness anna spacing ca Arts Books Editor Mira Shenker mira spacing ca City Editors Toronto Matthew Blackett matt spacing ca Vancouver Erick Villagomez erick spacing ca Montreal Alanah Heffez alanah spacing ca Edmonton Paul Giang paulgiang spacing ca Atlantic Abad Khan abadkhan spacing ca Ottawa Kristen Gagnon ottawa spacing ca Contributing Editors Steve Brearton Christopher DeWolf Dale Duncan Emma Feltes Paul Giag Edmonton Lindsay Gibb Amy Lavender Harris Alanah Heffez Montreal A Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts The cold war siren system Toronto never used The story of Jackie Burroughs a Yorkville laundromat and two of the biggest drug addled bands of t LORINC How to invest with Crosstown s found money UrbSanity Streetside spots new tactics for public space An illustrated history

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  • Awards - Spacing
    The Year by CSME 2008 Silver National Magazine Awards for Best Editorial Package Summer 2007 2007 Small Magazine Of The Year by CSME 2007 Matthew Blackett named Editor Of The Year by CSME 2007 Best Local Blog Spacing Toronto in NOW Magazine s Best of Toronto 2007 Matthew Blackett received Urban Leadership Award from the Canadian Urban Institute for founding Spacing 2006 Heritage Toronto Award media category 2006 Gold National Magazine Award for Best Editorial Package for its Spring Summer 2005 2005 Best Local Blog Spacing Toronto chosen by readers of Eye Weekly 2005 Subway buttons named Top 5 Wearable Self Promotion Item of the Year by HOW Design magazine 2005 Subway buttons named one of top design items of the year in Coupe magazine 2005 Best Single Issue Design by Applied Arts magazine Spring Summer 2004 NOMINATIONS 2010 runner up Small Magazine Of The Year by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors 2010 National Magazine Awards finalist for Best Single Issue of the Year 2009 National Magazine Awards finalist for Magazine of the Year 2009 National Magazine Awards Best Single Issue Winter 2008 09 2009 National Magazine Awards Miles Storey was nominated for Best Portrait Photography 2009 Canadian Online Publishing Awards Spacing Toronto finalist Best Blog 2009 Canadian Newsstand Award for Best Newsstand Issue small magazine Winter 2008 09 2009 Top 10 Blogs in Montreal Spacing Montreal by Montreal Mirror 2008 National Magazine Awards Spacing contributing editor Edward Keenan for Best Personal Essay Spring 2007 2008 Canadian Newsstand Award for Best Newsstand Issue small magazine Fall 2007 2008 Top 10 Blogs in Montreal Spacing Montreal by Montreal Mirror 2007 National Magazine Awards Best Editorial Package Fall 2006 2007 Canadian Newsstand Award for Best Newsstand Issue small magazine Fall 2006 2006 Independent Press Awards Best Local Coverage 2006 Independent Press

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  • Spacing History + FAQ - Spacing
    the editors of the first issue are Matthew Blackett Dale Duncan Todd Harrison Dylan Reid Todd Irvine and Lindsay Gibb They were supported on occasion by Dave Meslin and Michelene Lewis during the magazine s planning stages Anna Bowness and Shawn Micallef joined the magazine just after the first issue was released Who are the editors now Matthew Blackett publisher editor creative director Shawn Micallef Dale Duncan Dylan Reid Todd Harrison and John Lorinc senior editors Mira Shenker arts editor Anna Bowness and Mike Bulko associate editors Who owns Spacing Spacing is an independently owned and operated company Spacing Media Inc by the editors of the magazine How does Spacing survive We operate on a combination of newsstand sales advertising subscriptions proceeds from events sales of merchandise grants Ontario Arts Council Government of Canada and Ontario Media Development Corporation and thousands of hours of volunteer labour Do you have a party each time you release an issue Yes Since our first issue Spacing has hosted a release party where we gather our editors contributors and readers for a fun time We have games DJs bands contests etc We host these parties to bring people together to discuss the topics in the new issue How many times a year does Spacing come out From 2003 2005 Spacing appeared on newsstands only twice a year FROM 2006 2010 the magazine comes out three times a year In 2011 Spacing publishing four editions two Toronto editions plus two national issues a year When did Spacing start publishing in other cities In the fall of 2007 Spacing expanded the blog network to Montreal Since then Spacing blogs have launched in Ottawa November 2009 and in the Atlantic region cities October 2009 Vancouver spring 2011 and Edmonton April 2013 Why do people buy subway buttons

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  • Infrastructure Archives - Spacing Toronto
    since Toronto city council moved over the street in 1965 Toronto hasn t quite known what to do with Old City Hall The Read More GARDINER EAST Using the rail corridor to crack the highway riddle By John Lorinc The Gardiner East Follies returns for yet another extended run at City Hall beginning on Tuesday morning when city officials present Read More Happy birthday to the Toronto streetcar system By Chris Bateman There are perhaps few things more symbolic of Toronto than its streetcars For more than 150 years surface rail has formed the Read More Unveiling the Bloor Viaduct s Luminous Veil By Kat Eschner At night the Rosedale Ravine is dark It s so dark in fact that the Bloor Viaduct is just shapes overhead cobwebby steel arches Read More Gardiner East Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Megacity By Sean Marshall On Thursday June 11 Toronto City Council voted to maintain the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis Street and the Don Valley Read More LORINC We were promised Tory The Consensus Builder By John Lorinc I know that many politicians are ardent devotees of Ralph Waldo Emerson s lovely old putdown consistency is the hobgoblin of little Read More A dizzy history of revolving restaurants in Toronto By Chris Bateman Nothing epitomizes space age urbanism quite like the revolving restaurant Imagine sitting at the top of a modern skyscraper the Read More A proud history of sidewalk superintendents in Toronto By Chris Bateman Between 1931 and 1939 the construction at Rockefeller Center in New York City was a magnet for curious onlookers America was mired Read More Building the Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension By Shoshanna Saxe The Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension TYSSE is advancing towards completion in the Northwest end of the

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  • Neighbourhoods Archives - Spacing Toronto
    sweet clover Toronto parks department employee Harry Lemon saw her shoe first Read More How the Eaton Centre nearly wrecked Old City Hall By Chris Bateman Ever since Toronto city council moved over the street in 1965 Toronto hasn t quite known what to do with Old City Hall The Read More Why we need youth created art in public spaces By Lana Hall At the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal on Queen s Quay West a colourful 80 foot mosaic stretches the length of the pedestrian walkway Read More BACK TO SCHOOL Why I use the city as a classroom By Laurie Townshend At this time of year the signs abound Colourful backpack displays have replaced the Slip N Slide demo at Walmart And if you Read More The two worlds of my Etobicoke By Prajakta Dhopade My childhood was spent surrounded by the Humber River and grocery stores I live in Rexdale where there s not much to do and every Read More SUMMER OF THE GUN 10 years later conclusion By John Lorinc By John Lorinc and Idil Burale In 2005 the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Task Force made the following call to action No one Read More SUMMER OF THE GUN 10 years later pt III By John Lorinc By Idil Burale and John Lorinc In Toronto we are good at starting things but we tend not to follow through or evaluate them down the Read More SUMMER OF THE GUN 10 years later pt II By Idil Burale The response to the summer of the gun has been characterized as a combination of prevention i e place based investment and Read More SUMMER OF THE GUN 10 years later Part I By John Lorinc In a four part series Spacing s senior editor John Lorinc and columnist

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  • Streetscape Archives - Spacing Toronto
    current issue of Spacing I mention sidewalk patios as an example of the dual role of sidewalks as both a place and a Read More How the Eaton Centre nearly wrecked Old City Hall By Chris Bateman Ever since Toronto city council moved over the street in 1965 Toronto hasn t quite known what to do with Old City Hall The Read More How to stop billboard proliferation along our highways By Dave Meslin As the Ontario government considers allowing digital billboards on Ontario s highways community activists from across North Read More Why we need youth created art in public spaces By Lana Hall At the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal on Queen s Quay West a colourful 80 foot mosaic stretches the length of the pedestrian walkway Read More Complete Streets Photo Contest By Nathaniel Basen Take a photo of a street It could be anything really from anywhere an artistic element you like in Barcelona a creative use of Read More GARDINER EAST Using the rail corridor to crack the highway riddle By John Lorinc The Gardiner East Follies returns for yet another extended run at City Hall beginning on Tuesday morning when city officials present Read More The mysterious case of the grave of Stella Vanzant By Chris Bateman When little Stella Vanzant died of causes unknown some time in the early 1800s her bereaved father interred the girl s young Read More Forgotten TTC architecture a reminder of nixed transit plans By Chris Bateman Toronto is building the East Bayfront LRT Well sort of This week Metro News reported that the City of Toronto has set aside 2 Read More Happy birthday to the Toronto streetcar system By Chris Bateman There are perhaps few things more symbolic of Toronto than its streetcars For more than 150

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  • Curiosities Archives - Spacing Toronto
    beneath a coat hidden under dogwood and sweet clover Toronto parks department employee Harry Lemon saw her shoe first Read More 5 subtle signs of lost rivers in Toronto By Chris Bateman Like many North American cities the street grid in downtown Toronto is for the most part rigidly geometric Where there s an Read More The mysterious case of the grave of Stella Vanzant By Chris Bateman When little Stella Vanzant died of causes unknown some time in the early 1800s her bereaved father interred the girl s young Read More Happy birthday to the Toronto streetcar system By Chris Bateman There are perhaps few things more symbolic of Toronto than its streetcars For more than 150 years surface rail has formed the Read More Dead rail lines lost streets and more Toronto oddities By Chris Bateman There s a couple of new lofts at the southeast corner of Carlaw and Dundas The courtyard between the two buildings curves Read More The Toronto link to America s bloodiest serial killer By Chris Bateman The bodies of the children were buried under the cellar floor In a gloomy crawlspace beneath the home at 16 St Vincent St near Read More The fall of Sir Henry Pellatt king of Casa Loma By Chris Bateman A carved marble fountain of child figures supporting a dolphin a solid bronze buffalo head and hundreds of champagne flutes wine Read More A dizzy history of revolving restaurants in Toronto By Chris Bateman Nothing epitomizes space age urbanism quite like the revolving restaurant Imagine sitting at the top of a modern skyscraper the Read More A proud history of sidewalk superintendents in Toronto By Chris Bateman Between 1931 and 1939 the construction at Rockefeller Center in New York City was a magnet for curious onlookers America

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