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  • Urbanist's Guide to Toronto Events: Sept. 13-19 - Spacing Toronto
    Funding Cities With Renewable Resources Where Jane and Dundas Library 620 Jane St When 6 15pm What Join Green 13 Vice Chair Paul Mero in discussing how district based ground source geo thermal heating and cooling can also generate funding for local transit Cost Free WEDNESDAY Draw the Lines Public Meeting Series Where Fairbank Memorial Community Centre 2213 Dufferin St When 7 00pm 9 00pm What Public consultation on the size and shape of Toronto s wards Cost Free THURSDAY Future of the Car Where Sheraton Airport Hotel 801 Dixon Rd When 7 30am 5 00pm What A conference discussing the future of the car vehicle ownership vs sharing and transportation as a service Cost Varies check their website for more information Draw the Lines Public Meeting Series Where Oakdale Community Centre 350 Grandravine Dr When 7 00pm 9 00pm What Public consultation on the size and shape of Toronto s wards Cost Free FRIDAY Farm City Where B athurst St and Niagara St When 3 00pm 8 00am Every Friday and Monday until October What Outdoor urban market with fresh produce local vendors and more Cost Free entry SATURDAY Toronto East End Bike Festival Where Warden Hilltop Community Centre 25 Mendelssohn St When 10 00am 2 00pm What Fun for all ages celebrating all things cycling including a bike rodeo live music and free tune ups Cost Free Draw the Lines Public Meeting Series Where Trinity Presbyterian Church 2737 Bayview Ave When 10 00am noon What Public consultation on the size and shape of Toronto s wards Cost Free Markham House Grand Opening Street Party Where Mirvish Village 610 Markham St When 11 00am 6 00pm What Grand opening of Markham House a city building lab Will include pop up vendors ice cream coffee live music activities for all

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2015/09/14/urbanists-guide-toronto-events-sept-13-19/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Urbanist Meetup—Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3pm-5pm - Spacing Vancouver
    time for April s Vancouver Urbanist Meetup This month we ll be meeting at the newish Big Rock Urban Eatery at 310 West 4th Avenue in Lower Mount Pleasant Given that we ll be in the heart of one of Vancouver s craft brewery district one of the topics for discussion will be BC s new liquor laws and their impacts on city planning and community building Other topics of discussion may include taking stock midway through the transportation referendum plebiscite the City of Vancouver s 100 renewable energy goal new public art popping up around the city and any other interesting topics you bring along As always we will be there from 3 pm until at least 5 pm Significant others little ones neighbours colleagues and friends are encouraged You can RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Urbanist Meetup Sunday February 8 2015 3pm 5pm RELEASE Register and Vote Yes Transportation and Transit Referendum EVENT Urbanist Meetup Sunday September 13 2015 3pm 5pm January Urbanist Meetup Sunday January 11 2015 3pm 5pm Tweet More posts by Yuri Artibise Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/04/08/urbanist-meetup-sunday-april-12-2015-3pm-5pm/ (2015-11-16)
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  • EVENT: Beyond the Open House—A Primer on Community Engagement for Architects and Engineers - Spacing Vancouver
    0 Tweet EVENT Beyond the Open House A Primer on Community Engagement for Architects and Engineers September 30 2015 By Spacing Want to widen your knowledge about engaging with the public Why is engagement important What are some secrets to success Join IAP2 BC at this wine and cheese meet greet to figure out how to go beyond coffee and doughnuts for community engagement on architecture and engineering Hear insights from James Cheng James K Cheng Architects Ray Wolfe Stantec Architecture and Paul Wilting Metro Vancouver Then participate in a group discussion We ll socialize network and figure out how to make community engagement more fun and useful Appetizers will be provided by IAP2 BC Chapter Additional food and beverages will be available for you to purchase at Devil s Elbow Please RSVP by no later than October 6 2015 Details Date Thursday October 8 2015 Time 6 00 8 00 p m Location Devil s Elbow Ale Smokehouse 562 Beatty Street Cost Members 10 Non Members 15 Students 5 BUY TICKETS Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts EVENT A Conversation with Brian Jackson about Heritage in Vancouver Oct 15 Urbanist Meetup Sunday February 8 2015 3pm 5pm EVENTS Restoring Community Documentary and Discussion of Sustainability Heritage and Community Video Vancouver TILT City Engagaing the Street Tweet More posts by Spacing Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments Spacing reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely See our Comment Policy Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts EVENTS 42nd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market November 11 15 2015 Solving The Housing Crisis

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/09/30/event-beyond-open-house/ (2015-11-16)
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  • EVENT - Doors Open Vancouver, Oct 3rd - Spacing Vancouver
    orientation to public art in the Queen Elizabeth Plaza and the Vancouver Public Library Two tours of approximately one hour are offered leaving at 10 30am and 1 00pm Both tours will start from the Queen Elizabeth Plaza beside the parking exit structure on Hamilton Street For more information or to register visit HERE WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING In addition to this public art walking tour enjoy free behind the scenes access to popular City of Vancouver sites Learn what it takes to run a city while experiencing Vancouver s architecture green design and cultural heritage at this all ages event Learn more by visiting http doorsopenvan ca Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts EVENTS Groundswell Walking Tours July 14 21 28 EVENT East Vancouver Garden Tour June 21 RELEASE Lead a Jane s Walk in the 2015 Jane s Walk Festival EVENTS Jane s Walk May 1st 2nd and 3rd Tweet More posts by Spacing Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments Spacing reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely See our Comment Policy Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/10/01/event-doors-open-vancouver-oct-3rd/ (2015-11-16)
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  • EVENT - A Conversation with Brian Jackson about Heritage in Vancouver, Oct 15 - Spacing Vancouver
    3rd Floor Vancouver City Hall 453 West 12th Avenue Tickets General 10 Members 8 50 http bit ly 1LMWan3 Heritage Vancouver once again welcomes Brian Jackson General Manager Planning and Development Services for the City of Vancouver for our annual heritage review As the chief planner overseeing the city s momentous Heritage Action Plan Mr Jackson will offer a valuable perspective on the future direction of heritage conservation And as work on the Heritage Action Plan winds down with the end of the Heritage Register nomination period and the conclusion of the Public Hearing on the proposed First Shaughnessy Heritage Conservation Area this year s review is particularly timely and salient Heritage Vancouver works closely with the City of Vancouver to find solutions for the conservation of our heritage structures Heritage issues over the past year have included the The Heritage Action Plan Heritage Schools Sinclair Centre the Main Post Office First Shaughnessy the Heritage Register update St Paul s Hospital and Waterfront Tower We encourage you to submit questions prior to the event to info heritagevancouver org to ensure that your questions are on the agenda Purchase your tickets today as space is limited All revenues from the event support Heritage Vancouver s conservation initiatives Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts EVENTS Restoring Community Documentary and Discussion of Sustainability Heritage and Community RELEASE Procedural Fairness for the Proposed Re zoning Application at 508 Helmcken Street EVENT Doors Open Vancouver Oct 3rd EVENT East Vancouver Garden Tour June 21 Tweet More posts by Spacing Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments Spacing reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely See our Comment Policy Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/09/30/event-conversation-brian-jackson-heritage-vancouver-oct-15/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Forgotten TTC architecture a reminder of nixed transit plans - Spacing Toronto
    the TTC to ditch the streetcars for its own high tech ICTS trains Before that decision was made the RT was being built to run the same surface rail vehicles used elsewhere in the city tethered together in a train For more unused TTC architecture one must head back underground and travel to Sheppard Yonge station Between the two tracks on the upper level there s an unfinished concrete structure designed to be used as a boarding area should the number of riders at the station ever outstrip the existing platform space The roughed in centre platform at Sheppard Yonge station The TTC says it won t see use unless passenger numbers drastically increase Right now that s unlikely Sheppard Yonge might be the third busiest stop on the Toronto subway but it s still some way from needing additional platform space When the platform was built it was still possible the Sheppard line would be extended west to meet the Spadina line Shifting transit priorities have for now put paid to that idea Ironically one place where the city declined to rough in a station was precisely where it ended up having to build one in the 1980s In 1970 when the city was busily extending the Yonge line north to Finch the sprawling borough of North York was planning to build itself a downtown at Yonge and Park Home Avenue Metro council was told for an additional 850 000 subway builders could leave left a bulge in the tunnel at North York Centre that could later be turned into a station Despite the potential for future savings Metro balked at the idea An attempt to have the decision revisited in 1971 also fell flat North York has been tripped up again by our own double talk the borough s controller Paul Hunt told the Globe and Mail On one hand we say we don t want redevelopment and on the other we say to make provisions for redevelopment The walls between the tracks at North York Centre are especially thick because the station was excavated out of an existing tunnel Construction on North York Centre station began 14 years later minus any of the help roughing in would have provided Cutting the station into a section of tunnel posed a unique engineering challenge and as such the platform area looks decidedly different to others on the Toronto subway Most conspicuously the central structural supports that separate the north and southbound tracks are unusually thick and wide at North York Centre making it hard to peek at passengers on the opposite side The final cost of retrofitting the station was 25 million in 1987 It s not clear what the Bay Street East Bayfront LRT platform box will look like or whether it will ever see use If history is any guide chances are it won t Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Dead rail lines lost streets and more Toronto oddities The

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2015/09/02/forgotten-ttc-architecture-reminder-nixed-transit-plans/ (2015-11-16)
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  • The Toronto link to America's bloodiest serial killer - Spacing Toronto
    and made the death scene look accidental He convinced his former colleague s widow Carrie to let him take three of their children Alice Nellie and nine year old Howard to London England where their father was supposedly hiding out The trip would be long and ultimately tragic A facsimile of Alice Pietzel s letter to her mother in which she writes Howard is not with us now Both Alice and Nellie wrote letters to their mother as they moved across the United States but none ever reached home Holmes collected them in a box marked Property of H H Holmes author Erik Larson recalls in his book The Devil in the White City Meanwhile the Fidelity corporation had grown suspicious of the Pitezel insurance claim and sent a private detective to apprehend Holmes He was found alone in Boston where he confessed to the fraud and was transported to a jail in Philadelphia There was no sign of the children save for their unsent letters Six months after Holmes had taken Alice Nellie and Howard Det Frank Geyer was dispatched to find them He didn t hold out much hope of finding them alive From his cell Holmes steadfastly claimed they were with a woman named Minnie Williams en route to their father The case would have personal significance for Geyer Just months earlier his wife Martha and daughter Esther had died in a house fire Using hotel registration books and geographical references in the letters Geyer followed the trail to Cincinnati and then to Indianapolis As he traveled the extent of Holmes manipulation began to unfold At one point he had been moving the children Carrie and Georgiana Yoke his young wife around the country separately via different hotels As Larson writes in Detroit Alice and Nellie were just blocks from their mother without being made aware of it In one of Alice s letters from that city she noted ominously that Howard is not with us now The shovel Holmes used to bury Alice and Nellie Pitezel Det Geyer used the same one to uncover their bodies In July the search bought Geyer to Toronto where he was paired with local detective Alf Cuddy Together they checked hotel guest books and showed real estate agents photos of the children 120 years ago this week they got a break After days of intense media attention Geyer and Cuddy got a tip from Toronto resident Thomas Ryves who said Holmes matched the description of a man who had briefly rented the house next to his on St Vincent St Ryves said the man had arrived with little furniture and borrowed a shovel to dig a hole in the basement for the storage of potatoes Armed with the same shovel Geyer and Cuddy made their first exploratory turns of the soil in the basement where they would find the bodies of Alice and Nellie The detectives became sure of the identify of the decomposed remains when the son of the

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2015/07/22/toronto-link-americas-bloodiest-serial-killer/ (2015-11-16)
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  • The oldest bit of Toronto subway opened 50 years ago - Spacing Toronto
    Lines under Queen and Bloor streets were also imagined as part of the network Toronto is notorious for postponing the necessary improvements until the cost has doubled or trebled Hocken warned A rapid transit system must be built eventually and the sooner the better and the cheaper The cost of the Bay Yonge line was pegged at 5 1 million in 1911 Of course nothing came of Hocken s initial proposal Voters rejected the cost but the concept lived on Plan of the Don section of the Bloor St viaduct Courtesy City of Toronto Archives A report by New York engineering firm Jacobs and Davies delivered a few years later said a streetcar subway system could be built under downtown Toronto for about 24 million Part of their proposal would have required trains to cross the Don Valley between Bloor St and Danforth Ave For that to happen the new viaduct the city was planning would have to accommodate trains as well as automobiles and streetcars The train deck added 90 000 to the cost of the bridge about 2 million in 2015 but the city thought it would prove to be a prudent investment by the time subway arrived Not many realize it but the Bloor viaduct system actually begins just east of the intersection of Bloor and Sherbourne streets A heavily landscaped south wall of the Rosedale Ravine carries Bloor St southeast to the top of Parliament St From there two separate steel bridge spans each with a deck for trains carry the road to Danforth Ave Arches B and C of the viaduct under construction in 1916 Courtesy Toronto Public Library The viaduct project was completed in 1919 but by that time voters had rejected the cost of the first phase of the Jacobs and Davies subway like Hocken s plan before it The Globe newspaper was a particularly vocal opponent of the subway costs calling the idea a possibly grievous disappointment to the citizens The train deck was still waiting for use in the early 1960s By then however the city had finally secured funding for the Bloor Danforth line Using the lower level of the viaduct lopped 10 million from the cost of the east west subway just as the city had hoped decades earlier Unfortunately engineers found the curve between Sherbourne and Castle Frank stations would be too tight to use the Rosedale Ravine section of deck and a separate concrete structure had to be built just to the north Between Castle Frank and Broadview stations trains are still carried by the original superstructure that was riveted together before 1918 Thank foresighted planning and a bit of luck for those spectacular views of Don Valley from your subway seat The Bloor St viaduct system shortly after the opening of the Bloor Danforth line in 1965 Courtesy City of Toronto Archives Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Forgotten TTC architecture a reminder of nixed transit plans Dead rail lines

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2015/07/08/oldest-bit-toronto-subway-opened-50-years-ago/ (2015-11-16)
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