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    and Policy in a Global Economy The Im possibility of Design March 10 12 2016 University of British Read More History Toronto The killing of Aune Newell By Chris Bateman She was found beneath a coat hidden under dogwood and sweet clover Toronto parks department employee Harry Lemon saw her shoe first Read More Community Edmonton Schools and Parks II A History of Segregation By Trent Portigal The history of planning for schools and parks in Edmonton shows governments moving in an uncoordinated and contradictory way toward Read More Streetscape Critical Elements to Make Pedestrian Streets Work By Slow Streets We currently dedicate an excessive amount of street public space for the movement and storage of automobiles We can bring dignity Read More Politics Message to Trudeau Voters spoke loud and clear for cities By Alexandra Flynn A month before the election Calgary s hugely popular mayor Naheed Nenshi told a reporter Whoever gets transit right whoever Read More Post navigation Older posts Newer posts Featured Writers Paul Giang Edmonton s urbanism headlines November 9 15 Edmonton s urbanism headlines October 25 November 1 Edmonton s urbanism headlines October 13 October 18 Chris Bateman The cold war siren system Toronto never used The killing of Aune Newell 5 subtle signs of lost rivers in Toronto Yuri Artibise RELEASE Thousands Re Imagine Downtown Vancouver in 2040 Video Vancouver TILT City Engagaing the Street Video Vancouver No Fun City John Lorinc LORINC How to invest with Crosstown s found money LORINC Spend Brampton LRT money on Queen s Quay East LORINC Trudeau and Canada s next urban agenda SPACING FILMS Powers Of Towers documentary Chester Hill Lookout The Honest Ed s bench in the Annex Trenton Terrace laneway housing in Parkdale St Michael s Cemetery Parks UrbSanity Streetside spots new tactics for

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  • "Fun and frolic" at a Toronto double hanging - Spacing Toronto
    blade when Fleming said he planned to sell it On Jan 21 1859 a jury found Fleming guilty of murder O Leary a 34 year old itinerant lumber worker originally from Limerick Ireland was working for a contractor supplying material for a bridge over the Black River in Georgina Ontario According to the Globe a dispute arose when O Leary was payed 22 instead of the 40 he believed he was owed In court Hugh Kelly a fellow employee testified that O Leary had indeed been paid in full and the case was dismissed After a brief period of apparent reconciliation following the incident O Leary and Kelly were walking home towards Georgina together after work In the long bleak road about a mile from the village the tragic event took place for which O Leary is about to expiate on the scaffold The numerous and deadly stabs inflicted on his victim the flight of the murderer and subsequent arrest in the bush with portions of the blood stained garments on his person are facts which need no repetition the Globe wrote O Leary admitted killing Kelly with a pocket knife but only in self defence The jury didn t agree The public gallows were built against the west wall of the jail on Front St the morning of the executions A heavy rain fell during the night and the area around the 14 foot wooden structure was a quagmire Around 7 oo O Leary s sister visited her brother s cell one last time They threw themselves into each other s arms wrote the Globe His sister s distress deeply moved the heart of O Leary He cried bitterly and deplored his unhappy fate O Leary and Fleming were bound and shackled and the hanging ropes attached to the gallows around 8 00 The crowd outside the jail had swelled considerably and there were cheers when Sheriff Frederick William Jarvis appeared to make his final inspection Many pushed and shoved to gain the best view Wagons were drawn up and used as makeshift podiums as were several stone piles near the wall of the jail The crush was enough to knock several people from their perches resulting in cheers and bursts of laughter Merchants labourers elderly women mothers with babies and children were all present pushing crowding and hooting The condemned pair were led to the gallows at around 9 45 accompanied by Mr William Davey a Wesleyan City Missionary who ministered to the pair during their final night in prison two reverends and several police officers The hangman his face shielded by a dark mask was a felon recently admitted to the jail for disorderly conduct For executing O Leary and Fleming he would be paid 80 From my inmost heart I do feel contrition for all my sins and particularly for the crime for which I am now about to offer my life and for which I would resign a thousand lives if I had them O

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  • Exploring "downtown" Centreville in the winter: A ghost town in more ways than one - Spacing Toronto
    to make it easier to convince Islanders to give up their homes How could they live on the Island especially through the winter without a grocery store With main street extinguished Metro easily began expropriating houses and demolishing them As we know the city only got as far as Algonquin Island before they were halted by protests and a peaceful uprising With their main street demolished more than 60 years ago today s Island residents continue to rely on city side grocery stores movie theatres and dance halls In 1967 Main Street Centre Island was replaced by the Versailles style gardens of the Avenue of the Islands and by Centreville Amusement Park down the road Along with its rides and petting zoo the amusement park includes a full size replica of Small Town Ontario complete with a Town Hall town square and Ontario heritage homes with decorative bargeboards To add insult to the displacement of most of Toronto Island s residents it seems the city demolished a living breathing town and replaced it with a bogus version of itself Downtown Centreville replaced Manitou Road from Chuckman s Toronto Nostalgia blog Keep this in mind next time you find yourself at Centreville It gives new meaning to the idea of a ghost town A ghost town is usually a place that has been abandoned but has been left largely in tact Centreville is a stranger kind of ghost town not abandoned but replaced with a toy copy of itself Centreville is an echo of history distorted by historic grand plans and visions of the future It s a simulacra of the town it replaced barely able to speak for itself and its history This feels especially true when it is doubly abandoned in the quiet winter months Downtown Centreville is a town doubly abandoned when the amusement park closes for the winter To bring attention to the strange history of Manitou Road and Centre Island the next edition of the Learnt Wisdom Lecture Series is being held in Downtown Centreville this Sunday February 1st at 2pm Join us for an afternoon of story telling as we consider the theme Reckless Abandon Catch the 1 10 boat to Ward s Island and take the half hour walk through the beauty of the winter Island all the way to Downtown Centreville Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Storymobile is telling Canada s Main Street stories from Mimico to the Maritimes How the Eaton Centre nearly wrecked Old City Hall Toronto is a geologic force the Lost Rivers guide to the PATH system Dead rail lines lost streets and more Toronto oddities Tweet More posts by Daniel Rotsztain 2 comments Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments Spacing reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely See our Comment Policy barbara singer 9 months ago I was raised at 49 Manitou Rd until we had to leave My dad owned Penguin Cleaners a few

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  • Toronto is a geologic force: the Lost Rivers guide to the PATH system - Spacing Toronto
    used to flow through the centre of the city It turns out that most of the stone cladding in Toronto comes from very far away Despite being just south of the Canadian Shield Toronto s skyscrapers are covered in stones from further afield like red granite from Sweden Scotiabank Plaza travertine from Italy the lobby of the TD Centre and marble from Kashmir the tunnel west of Scotiabank Considering the stone cladding of the TD Centre above ground Photo by John Wilson Thinking about the sheer volume of stone mined from the earth shipped across the planet and reconstituted as Torontonian skyscrapers it s easy to appreciate that our modern city is a geologic force as strong as those that created the Scarborough Bluffs and carved the ravines Sometimes the geologic forces of urbanization are more subtle When the initial construction of the Bay Adelaide centre was delayed indefinitely in the early 1990s the city was left with a 6 storey stump and an unfulfilled order of 35 000 tons of Norwegian granite Without the 44 storey tower to be clad the city was awash in free flowing Scandinavian stone that has since settled into hundreds of tables and floors in downtown Toronto Beneath the city covered in layers of stone from elsewhere there are indeed remnants of historical watercourses Though most of the waterways in downtown Toronto have been eradicated due to extreme excavation for infrastructure and subterranean parking levels a proxy for one of the Market Streams that used to flow south east through the city does exist A map of Toronto from 1817 shows many streams running through what is now downtown From oldtorontomaps blogspot ca The Market Streams now buried used to run through downtown Toronto Map courtesy of LostRivers ca In the corridor between the Royal Bank Building and Brookfield Place the stone below our feet was showing signs of water absorption This would have been where Newgate Creek emptied into Lake Ontario Signs of groundwater in the stone between Union Station and Brookfield Place could be the last signs of Newgate Creek Though dry to the touch the off coloured stone might be a sign of the groundwater that would have replaced the creek Standing underground surrounded by concrete it s powerful to feel this rare assertion of the landscape beneath Toronto a sign of the city before the glass steel and international stone of today s internationally constituted metropolis Check out Lost Rivers website for upcoming walks The idea that Toronto is a geologic force was inspired by Geologic City A Field Guide to the GeoArchitecture of New York City by Friends of the Pleistocene and Smudge Studios Daniel Rotsztain is the Urban Geographer Check out his website or say hello on Twitter Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts 5 subtle signs of lost rivers in Toronto Dead rail lines lost streets and more Toronto oddities Exploring downtown Centreville in the winter A ghost town in more

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  • The Canadian stop on the London Underground - Spacing Toronto
    Toronto It all started with whalers at what they called Greenland Dock Then there was timber from Scandinavia and the Baltics so they built Russia Dock and Norway Dock and Finland Quay and Swedish Quay But by the end of the 1800s trade with Canada was booming too We were sending a huge number of goods across the Atlantic into the heart of London including for a while enormous old white pines from the Rouge Valley They were needed as masts for British ships So in the 1870s they built Canada Dock There was a Quebec Pond too So that s how Canada Water Station got its name it was built on the exact same spot where the northern end of Canada Dock used to be Where our ships unloaded our goods to be sold to the English Today the site of the old docks is home to a brand new development If you head upstairs from the subway station you ll find an entire new neighbourhood called Canada Water There s an ornamental lake where Canada Dock used to be it s called Canada Water There s a crazy new modernist library called the Canada Water Library Canada Street is right nearby And there s the Maple Quays condo development including Vancouver House Victoria House Montreal House Ontario Point and of course Toronto House The Canada Water lake Canada Water Library Remnants of the old dock Toronto House balconies look out over the lake Toronto House The Albion Channel connects Canada Water to Surrey Water and from there the Thames Toronto House and the Albion Channel home to a variety of waterfowl Canada Water with the Shard in the background A German bomber flies above the Surrey Docks during WWII it s the peninsula in the upper left west

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  • Remembering an Olympic scramble intersection party - Spacing Toronto
    crossing peaked for me on February 28 th 2010 That night Canada won Olympic hockey gold and a spontaneous downtown wide street party ensued The scramble at Yonge and Dundas became overflow for Yonge Dundas Square Amidst a sea of red and white traffic was at a standstill and people were crowd surfing Yonge Dundas Scramble At Yonge and Bloor Bay and Bloor had not yet become a scramble intersection the party was also in full force but only at appropriately signaled intervals In contrast to the Dundas Scramble the traffic on Bloor St flowed unimpeded The four corners of the intersection were packed with hockey fans patiently waiting for their turn to scramble Come each pedestrian priority opportunity the crowds rushed into the intersection for 30 seconds at a time the scramble became a mosh pit When the lights started to change everyone was back to their corners and the car traffic had its turn to advance It was a quintessential Canadian experience celebrating hockey loudly on the streets with friends and strangers very politely Celebrating Olympic gold scramble style Yonge Bloor Scramble That night the interests of pedestrians and drivers were perfectly aligned in the scramble A spirit we could use more of as transit infrastructure continues to be debated in Toronto Shoshanna Saxe is an engineer from Toronto and a Canadian hockey fan Say hello on twitter shoshannasaxe Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts The slow and deadly evolution of Toronto s crosswalks Dead rail lines lost streets and more Toronto oddities The oldest bit of Toronto subway opened 50 years ago Happy birthday to the Toronto streetcar system Tweet More posts by Shoshanna Saxe One comment Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments Spacing reserves the right

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  • Identifying Intangible Heritage Values for Vancouver's Chinatown - Spacing Vancouver
    value about Vancouver s Chinatown Heritage BC wants you to share your thoughts ideas memories and feelings about Vancouver s Chinatown and help us discover intangible heritage values for Vancouver s Chinatown Heritage BC is conducting public meetings and gathering public input in August 2015 on behalf of the Province of BC s Ministry of International Trade to identify intangible heritage values for Vancouver s Chinatown Anyone can provide input There are no wrong answers and you don t have to be a history of heritage expert to communicate what aspects of the story of Vancouver s Chinatown are important or significant and have contributed to its unique identity If you re in Vancouver drop in to the public open house on Thursday August 20 2015 between 2 pm and 6 pm at the Chinese Cultural Centre boardroom located at 50 E Pender Street Vancouver At the open house participants will be asked to think about Vancouver s Chinatown in relation to different historical social and cultural themes and to identify what they value about Vancouver s Chinatown A description of these themes can be found here If you re unable to attend in person you can share your thoughts and submit your input using this online form The online form will be available until August 28 2015 Or you can do both Contact Heritage BC Capacity Planner Karen Dearlove for more information kdearlove heritagebc ca 778 995 7243 Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts City of Vancouver Homeless Count 2015 RELEASE Bye Bye Chinatown A Call to Action Dec 12th deadline EVENT Chinatown Mah Jong Social Round 2 July 11th RELEASE Lead a Jane s Walk in the 2015 Jane s Walk Festival Tweet More posts by Kathryn Gwun Yeen Lennon Neither the

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  • A Made-in-Vancouver Experience: The Vancouver Special - Spacing Vancouver
    attributed to attempts to minimize costs while maximizing both lot size and square footage resulting in flatter roofs an interior staircase leading to top floor living space versus the long exterior staircase of earlier styles and full utilization of the basement level which was now mostly above ground The identifiable façade can be attributed to changes in the Vancouver building by laws which required more substantial fire proofing on new homes This meant wood siding and wood frame windows were replaced with fire retardant brick or stone stucco and aluminum windows However this practical house style earned its place in the collective heart of the city due to changes to the Canadian Immigration Act in 1967 A points system was introduced meant to remove racial discrimination and prejudice which judged potential immigrants on their language and skill qualifications This change resulted in a major shift from mainly European immigrants to those from Asian countries As these new immigrants came to the west coast they were faced with the challenge of finding their way in a new country and finding their place in a new city Photo Credit VHF Restoring Community 2013 The houses were also easily adapted more so than any previous Vancouver housing style to the large extended families of many immigrants The lower floor could easily be used as a separate suite to help with the mortgage or could house aunts uncles or grandparents while the open plans lent themselves to communal family activities This adaptability has continued through two generations of owners proving the worth of the Specials to a growing changing city Photo Credit Family Photo via Restoring Community courtesy Naveen Girn In VHF s Restoring Community documentary Cultural Researcher Naveen Girn proposes it was incredibly important for new immigrants to find a sense of home The shared history between migrant communities of living in similar spaces at a particular moment in time creates a sense of sameness that unites people across cultures They built the same they lived the same they celebrated in the same spaces and they collectively imagined their futures in these similar spaces This ability to relate with their neighbours helped new families find their place and build stronger communities For those who remember growing up in a Special that sense of home and the nostalgia for the past has permanent ties to the housing style The sheer proliferation of the style meant that a large number of Vancouverites now share this connection For any one of them walking into a Vancouver Special any Vancouver Special instantly offers a connection to those childhood memories and that sense of belonging Charles Demars expertly sums up the experience in his 2009 book Vancouver Special My parents had brought me home to the rented ground floor of a Vancouver Special on Kaslo Street It was a made in Vancouver epiphany our neighbours would leave buckets of backyard tomatoes on our windowsill Come enjoy the Vancouver Experience for yourself at Vancouver Heritage Foundation s Vancouver Special

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