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  • History Archives - Spacing Toronto
    clover Toronto parks department employee Harry Lemon saw her shoe first Read More Bautista s bat flip and the making of history in Toronto By Adam Bunch The very first legendary home run ever hit in Toronto was hit in 1887 More than a century before Joe Carter s famous World 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 tragic tale of Toronto s first big baseball star By Adam Bunch The bases were loaded It was the bottom of the eight This was it first place was on the line Toronto and Newark headed into that Read More Magna Carta special Fall 2015 Edition of Fort York s newsletter Fife Drum By Shawn Micallef The fall edition of the Friends of Fort York s quarterly newsletter Fife and Drum was released last week and is a special one as the 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 What Amsterdam taught a Torontonian about urbanism By Katerina Ryabets Tulips windmills and all those salacious smoke filled thoughts aside Amsterdam is internationally regarded as a haven for urbanism Read More Joe Carter s World Series winning dream By Adam Bunch The Blue Jays had won the World Series For the first time in history Major League Baseball s championship banner was flying 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

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  • Transit Archives - Spacing Toronto
    Lower Bay Station WHEN Monday Nov 16 2015 WHERE Lower Bay Station COST Free DEADLINE FOR DRAW Wed Nov 11 Read More LORINC Spend Brampton LRT money on Queen s Quay East By John Lorinc When Brampton council voted last week to kill a rapid transit line that would not have cost the city an um red cent one thought Read More On Brampton s short sighted Hurontario Main LRT decision By Sean Marshall Cross posted from Marshall s Musings the author s personal blog On late Tuesday night actually early Wednesday morning Read More To interchange or not to interchange Spadina vs St George By Shoshanna Saxe Toronto s four subway routes are easy to navigate Trains always run the same routes and there are only five interchange stations Read More Shedding light on public transit and invisible disabilities By Jay Pitter A few years ago Stats Canada conducted a survey exploring disabilities and found that 3 8 million adult Canadians identified as Read More What Philadelphia can teach Toronto about art history and public spaces By John Lorinc Among North American cities few can boast the depth of history that s on offer in Philadelphia The compact downtown plotted out by 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 years surface rail has formed the Read More Weighing In Fat Discrimination on Public Transit By Jay Pitter Last year on a beautiful mid September morning Tomee boarded the subway in

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  • Politics Archives - Spacing Toronto
    last week to kill a rapid transit line that would not have cost the city an um red cent one thought Read More LORINC Trudeau and Canada s next urban agenda By John Lorinc If I had to pinpoint a moment when this exhausting election made an important but subtle shift the place where the ocean liner s Read More LORINC Why this Canadian election is like no other By John Lorinc As Stephen Harper s Conservatives inflict their limbic system politics on voters who are somehow unable to see themselves as pawns in Read More Toronto flirts with participatory budgeting By Alexandra Flynn This fall Toronto residents not bureaucrats or politicians will decide if the city adds benches along Danforth Avenue lighting Read More LORINC Faced with backlash on refugee stance Conservatives keep digging By John Lorinc Over the weekend according to media reports the Conservative s election crisis response to public outrage over Ottawa s handling of Read More LORINC Why the Tories mean spirited refugee policy has awoken urban Canada By John Lorinc Like many Canadians I was riveted to the point of distraction by the extremely disturbing events of last week and the way the 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

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  • Waterfront Archives - Spacing Toronto
    windmills and all those salacious smoke filled thoughts aside Amsterdam is internationally regarded as a haven for urbanism 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 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 Winning designs from Waterfront t shirt contest revealed By Spacing In May the Spacing Store and Waterfront Toronto teamed up to host a t shirt design competition focused on the iconic public spaces 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 REMINDER Waterfront T Shirt Design Contest closes on Wednesday By Spacing WHAT Spacing Store presents Iconic Waterfront T Shirt Design Contest DEADLINE Wednesday May 27th COST Free PRIZES 750 for each Read More CONTEST Toronto waterfront t shirt design challenge By Spacing WHAT Spacing Store presents Iconic Waterfront T Shirt Design Contest DEADLINE Wednesday May 27th COST Free PRIZES 750 for each Read More LORINC I m feeling crabby about the Ferry Terminal competition By John Lorinc Maybe it s the unending winter but the five short listed submissions for re designing the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Harbour Square Read More REID That s a nice laneway but it s no woonerf By Dylan Reid One of the more intriguing elements of the West Don Lands development was the promise that it would include some Read More

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  • Walking Archives - Spacing Toronto
    Public Health published a report this week analyzing the police statistics for collisions where vehicles hit pedestrians and Read More REID Slowly moving towards speed reductions in Toronto By Dylan Reid In the most recent issue of Spacing I wrote about how the idea of slow zones is being overtaken by universal speed Read More Remembering an Olympic scramble intersection party By Shoshanna Saxe As City Council considers removal of the scramble at Bay and Bloor many issues are up for debate safety usage levels and traffic Read More EVENT A Walk With Born to Walk author Dan Rubinstein By Dylan Reid Walk Toronto is hosting a walk with journalist and author Dan Rubinstein who is about to publish his new book Born to Walk The Read More What the Spadina subway overrun means for Scarborough pt 2 By John Lorinc EDITOR S NOTE Read part one of this series published yesterday When private firms invest in new equipment the managers must Read More REID That s a nice laneway but it s no woonerf By Dylan Reid One of the more intriguing elements of the West Don Lands development was the promise that it would include some Read More REID To press or not to press a guide to pedestrian buttons By Dylan Reid I ve seen a few inquiries recently by people who noticed pedestrian signal push buttons being installed at major intersections Read More The slow and deadly evolution of Toronto s crosswalks By Chris Bateman Crossing the street in Toronto has been a potentially deadly challenge for almost a century Until the 1950s when the number of Read More REID Laneways as shared spaces By Dylan Reid Last week I was part of a panel discussion about the potential of Toronto s laneways organized by The

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  • Food Archives - Spacing Toronto
    Brainers to Make Toronto More Awesome is a project of the Centre for City Ecology that highlights small achievable actions at Read More 10 NO BRAINERS Foster Fruit Trees By Claire Nelischer 10 No Brainers to Make Toronto More Awesome is a project of the Centre for City Ecology that highlights small achievable actions at Read More Urban Voids as Transcultural Spaces By Sonia Ramundi Editor s note This is the seventh post in a series by students at the John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture Landscape and Design Read More FoodShare s new food trucks aim to give grocery stores food for thought By Dale Duncan In the early 90s when FoodShare first thought up the idea of bringing markets on wheels food trucks filled with fresh affordable Read More Steam Whistle Brewery keeps Toronto s history on the rails By Kayla Jane Barrie Distinctive green glass bottles make their way down the conveyor belt in a seemingly never ending line waiting to be filled with Read More Thinking Local An Architecture for Humanity Toronto Lecture By Nicole Bruun Meyer This past Tuesday night I joined a packed house at CSI Annex for the latest of Architecture for Humanity Toronto s Lecture amp Read More A new brew of architecture in the Indie Ale House By Kayla Jane Barrie Brewery The Indie Ale House Location The Junction 2876 Dundas St W The Indie Ale House is not your typical brewery The edgy and Read More Chickens in the city America s urban farming innovations By Jonathan Zettel In America several key innovations are making urban farming a sustainable method of food production Rooftops window sills and Read More Bike powered urban farming documentary By Dale Duncan Filmmaker Sasha Thomas recently released this short documentary on Toronto s City Seed

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  • Maps Archives - Spacing Toronto
    in many new ways They also provide the opportunity to map city data as Read More Good Reads Spring 2015 Edition of Fort York s newsletter Fife Drum By Shawn Micallef The spring edition of the Friends of Fort York s quarterly newsletter Fife and Drum was released recently Loads of maps and Read More Stairs to nowhere trap streets and other Toronto oddities By Chris Bateman There s a set of stairs on Greenwood Avenue that lead nowhere At the top a wooden fence at the end of someone s back Read More This is what the Toronto subway tastes like By Chris Bateman Union Station tastes like fried onions James Wannerton knows this because he tastes words Due to a rare and unusual neurological Read More Toronto s mayoral election in five more maps By Sean Marshall Yesterday University of Toronto Professor David Hulchanski summarized the link between Monday s election results and the Read More Door Open Weekend ghosts murmur maps Redesigning Toronto Pecha Kutcha style By Shawn Micallef It s Doors Open weekend in Toronto the first city to do this and now the largest event like this in North America This year Read More Artists on the Underground movie and panel discussion By Dylan Reid I ll be part of a panel discussion on Saturday night after a showing of the movie Artists on the Underground 8221 Read More Quick comparisons between Toronto s and Chicago s street grids By Sheraz Khan Chicago is often referred to as Toronto s closest sibling Built in similar times with similar sizes and populations there are Read More New project Track listen local set to collect and map songs about Toronto with your help By Shawn Micallef There s a neat project in the works called Track listen

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  • Urban Design Archives - Spacing Toronto
    moved over the street in 1965 Toronto hasn t quite known what to do with Old City Hall The Read More Awe in the city By Dylan Reid The study of awe the kind of jaw dropping experience that makes you recalibrate your understanding of the world originated with Read More What Amsterdam taught a Torontonian about urbanism By Katerina Ryabets Tulips windmills and all those salacious smoke filled thoughts aside Amsterdam is internationally regarded as a haven for urbanism Read More The TORONTO sign How life imitates graphic design By Daniel Rotsztain To the delight of many it was recently announced that the TORONTO sign in Nathan Phillips Square will remain in front of City Hall 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 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 What Philadelphia can teach Toronto about art history and public spaces By John Lorinc Among North American cities few can boast the depth of history that s on offer in Philadelphia The compact downtown plotted out by 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

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