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  • SPACING FILMS: Chester Hill Lookout - Spacing Toronto
    is one of Toronto s best hidden gems Located just north of Danforth and west of Broadview the lookout presents a majestic view of the downtown skyline and the expanse of the Don Valley In this edition of Spacing Films Nicola Nemy documents the delicate beauty of the Chester Hill Lookout Film Editing by Nicola Nemy Text by Katia Snukal Music by Volcano Choir Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Made in Toronto film Porch Stories premiers at the TIFF Lightbox Friday June 19 Come to our Public Space Invaders film night Wednesday Artists to take over Chester station newsstand Archival film of the 1990 Toronto Pride celebration Tweet More posts by Nicola Nemy 4 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 Anna Camara 2 years ago Stop showing people my favourite neighbourhood hideouts James 2 years ago I wish that a walkway over the DVP from this point to the old RR tracks and trestle was built It would give great walking access to The Brickworks It would also have the urban draw much like The Highline in NYC does Shawn Micallef 2 years ago That s a neat idea that trestle can be walked but it s a bit vertigo inducing Evergreen should get on it with an extra 15 million or so rudy 2 years ago the Governor s Bridge lookout behind the Brick Works buildings http www flashearth com lat 43 685821 lon 79 364995 z 19 r 16 src msa arguably has a better view Comments are closed Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts The cold war siren system Toronto never used Spacing

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2013/08/27/spacing-films-chester-hill-lookout/ (2015-11-16)
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  • SPACING FILMS: Trenton Terrace, laneway housing in Parkdale - Spacing Toronto
    housing in Parkdale July 26 2013 By Nicola Nemy Each Friday we present Spacing Films short docs based on articles that have previously appeared in Spacing magazine The first four films will focus on our Hidden Gems feature Trenton Terrace in one of those charming almost secret spaces that you wish you knew about a long time ago Located in Parkdale just off of Cowan Ave and south of King Trenton Terrace is a double lot property turned on its side to create eight cozy residences Watch this short doc to find out more Filming editing by Nicola Nemy Text by Tammy Thorne Music by Different Sleep Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Come to our Public Space Invaders film night Wednesday Made in Toronto film Porch Stories premiers at the TIFF Lightbox Friday June 19 PARKS IN CRISIS part 3 The perils of cash in lieu PARKS IN CRISIS part 4 A tale of two parks Tweet More posts by Nicola Nemy Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts The cold war siren system Toronto never used Spacing s Guide to Toronto Events Nov 15 21

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2013/07/26/spacing-films-trenton-terrace-laneway-housing-in-parkdale/ (2015-11-16)
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  • SPACING FILMS: St. Michael's Cemetery - Spacing Toronto
    Hidden Gems feature St Michael s Cemetery is located near the Yonge and St Clair intersection in Toronto You cannot see or enter it from either of these main streets as the huge solitary green space is shielded by tall buildings and residential housing It may be one of Toronto s largest unknown open spaces CREDITS Filming editing Nicola Nemy Original text Jake Schabas Music by Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Come to our Public Space Invaders film night Wednesday Blending public and private space at Winchester Park REID Some thoughts on the 1 Bloor West proposal First Canadian Place 40 years on top in Toronto Tweet More posts by Nicola Nemy 5 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 Alan Steel 2 years ago Very nice Simple but expresses the solemnity of the space well Sorry we missed this on our recent trip to the city Next time Thanks a Eve Martel 2 years ago Beautiful Yyzgirl 2 years ago Thanks for this It IS possible to see enter the cemetery off Yonge St but you need to keep your eye out for it while walking on the west side of Yonge the entrance gate is locked most of the time On occasional Sundays holidays the gate is open and it s possible to wander in I live in the neighbourhood walk through any chance I can it s a hauntingly beautiful space the gravestones express many stories Those with Irish ancestry I think will be particularly moved Michael Warren 2 years ago How does one actually get in though Mila Apostolovic 2 years ago Beautiful Thank you for posting

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2013/07/19/spacing-films-st-michaels-cemetery/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Toronto Park Summit: Five questions with Vancouver's Malcolm Bromley - Spacing National
    the old city of Toronto Therefore in Vancouver all park projects have robust engagement strategies and a sharing of outcomes online Having an elected Park Board in Vancouver also creates a focus and access point for residents who are able to actively engage in policy and project development We have open Board meetings and task forces to include opportunities for public leadership and engagement Staff is always looking for better ways to include the public There doesn t seem to be a system wide community engagement philosophy in post amalgamation Toronto I think due to history and lack of focus on it The Park Friends of movement provides an excellent example of shared decision making and engagement How does the Park Board work with communities who want to get involved in their local parks Some of the ways are park development project committees task forces surveys deputations at Board meetings and working with Community Centre Associations who also have an interest in nearby parks We also have a robust community garden program that helps people to organize around garden plots Our VanDusen Botanical Garden is jointly operated with a not for profit society Over the past few years several great parks have opened on Toronto s waterfront Vancouver has so many great waterfront parks What do you think makes a great waterfront park and how do they differ from other parks Public access to water is essential for activities like swimming boating walking on sea walls and trails Also key is not having physical barriers between people and the waterfront like condos or fences or businesses Proper amenities like benches water fountains and dedicated paths for cyclists and pedestrians are very necessary as contiguous pathways of significant length make for a high quality waterfront parks system Vancouver has a plan to be the greenest city in the world by 2020 How do the city s parks fit into that goal We are critical to achieving this goal Some examples are the Access to Nature targets with the goal of having everyone within a 5 minute walk of a green space by 2020 re wilding of Vancouver pollinator projects and local food strategies which include planting fruit trees and food bearing plants We are working closely with the Port of Vancouver to create more fish habitat to offset the impact of development and have developed an Urban Forestry strategy to increase our canopy and pursue equitable access to shade and trees across the city We also lead the way in Green Operations by reducing greenhouse gases and carbon We also work with volunteers and partners to perform Up Cycling which is reusing plant materials that would otherwise go to the landfill We do this with invasive species like blackberries where volunteers and partners strip the long viney stems and use the inside to weave and make slope stabilization mats This is the first in a series of three Q A s featuring speakers from the Toronto Park Summit This year s

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/national/2015/02/11/toronto-park-summit-five-questions-vancouvers-malcolm-bromley/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Cartographically Speaking: Canada by Land Cover Type - Spacing National
    soils and topography In Canada the situation is somewhat simpler Although there is a similar complexity with respect to geology soil topography and moisture the Canadian landscape is influenced heavily by temperature and latitude As you move north the influence of the arctic winter becomes more pronounced In southern Canada the distribution is similar to the United States with a mix of different forests and grasslands As you move north however the deciduous forests yield to coniferous forests which again yield to shrub lands which yield to arctic grasslands until eventually the land is bare save for a few hearty lichens In the Vast grassland map there is a pocket of crop and grasslands in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan which is actually the northern extension of the Great Plains in the United States Moving still further north grasslands appear again although they are different species as the climate becomes more challenging In between these two pockets of grasslands on this same map you see a blank stripe that is occupied by all the country s different forest types In British Columbia west of the Rocky Mountains you do not see the same banding as you do with the rest of the country Here the moderating effect of the Pacific Ocean currents plays an important role Consequently a more consistent mix of cover types extends father north The combination of mountain ranges moderate temperatures and moisture carried in from the Pacific Ocean allows the area west of the Rockies to escape the extremes that would otherwise be present at different latitudes For more information on the original project please visit http www michaelpecirno com minimal maps Data for Canadian land cover maps from 2005 2010 North American Land Cover Change at 250 m spatial resolution Produced by Natural Resources Canada The

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/national/2015/06/08/cartographically-speaking-canada-cover-type/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Old Strathcona Farmers' Market should see opportunity in park proposal - Spacing Edmonton
    Oversized parking lots create dead zones For example the Old Strathcona parking lot is rarely used outside of the summer weekends and it isn t exactly a happening spot either Increasing surface parking comes at the risk of reducing the vibrancy that attracted residents and customers to the neighbourhood in the first place Costly underground parking and parkades are not a winning long term solution either Providing additional parking in these structures favours more people to travel by car which in turn exacerbates traffic congestion if the road capacity doesn t also change For a growing city expecting the same level of parking service and traffic indefinitely into the future is cumbersome because mature neighbourhoods have limited space to expand Businesses along with the City should focus on increasing the number of people not necessarily the number of cars Given a shrinking parking supply to car ratio parking structures are incredibly land inefficient and not cost effective for bringing people in and out a central neighbourhood Instead there are better ways to increasing potential customers better transit store delivery carsharing more destinations appropriate pricing of parking densification and better connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians Shifting people towards more active modes of transport and transit will also help ease traffic congestion and the parking squeeze for those who truly are auto dependent Parks add value to neighbourhoods and businesses Lastly there is huge opportunity for the proposed park stretching from a commercial street to the river to act as a catalyst for community building and enriching Old Strathcona As more people live centrally there is increasing demand for accessible quality parks in urban settings which much of central Edmonton is deficient in Adding these amenities will attract more people expose users to nature and diverse cultures raise property values encourage residential

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/edmonton/2015/06/05/old-strathcona-farmers-market-see-opportunity-park-proposal/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Book Review From The Stacks - (re)Designing Nature: Current Concepts for Shaping Nature in Art and Landscape Architecture - Spacing National
    and Landscape Architecture As a published companion to the exhibition developed by Susanne Witzgall in collaboration with Florian Matzner and Iris Meder the book looks at several recent projects by artists and landscape architects that speak to a fostering a new relationship to nature in the urban context The structure of the book is simple and breaks up into the content into three large sections The first discusses the motivations behind the creation of the exhibit and and introduces the broader themes within the book This includes a short foreword by the Joachim Lothar Gartner President of the Society of Fine Artists Austria and Peter Bogner Director of Kunstlerhaus respectively and a very brief piece called Vital Matter by Maria Aubock that give context to the concept of re designing nature The first section ends with an interesting and slightly longer essay by the authors Three Strategies and Five Arguments that discuss the important role of design as it related to nature This is done in reference to a quote by French sociologist and philosopher Bruno Latour that states I would argue that design is one of the terms that has replaced the word revolution To say that everything has to be designed and redesigned including nature we imply something of sort it will neither be revolutionized nor will it be modernized The second section Essays consists of three provocative pieces The Orchestration of Nature in Urbanism City Art and Nourishing Gardens and Freeloading Guests and Serviceable Companions Parasitical and Symbiotic Strategies in the Current Re Desiging of Nature Although the third essay is quite academic each one is very well written and do an excellent job of speaking to the current projects occurring around the globe as well as those specifically included within the book As is common within books of this kind many images are included speak to the content of the text The final section houses the 27 projects that made up the exhibit Ranging in size and scope the designs chosen offer readers a wonderful and diverse set projects that engage nature in different ways From Paula Hayes Living Necklace to Latz Partner s Ariel Sharon Park and James Corner Field Operations Diller Scofidio Renfro s High Line in New York the group included in the book gives readers no shortage of interesting work both well known and otherwise As one would expect each project is accompanied by a short write up and images Although there is nothing by way of conclusion something that I always valuable to include the significance of this book lies more in the relevance of the subject and diverse cross section of projects gathered in one book That the vast majority of the writing is a successful balance of easy accessibility with a supporting academic references makes it all the better The target audience of the publication landscape architects artists and urbanists will surely find it a refreshingly easy book to engage relative other similar books that tend to saturate essays

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/national/2014/11/25/book-review-stacks-redesigning-nature-current-concepts-shaping-nature-art-landscape-architecture/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Video Vancouver: FOURWALLS—London - Spacing Vancouver
    Region Topic Film Video Comments 0 Tweet Video Vancouver FOURWALLS London January 27 2015 By Yuri Artibise Vancouver isn t the only city with a crazy housing market He is how some Londoners are dealing with the difficulties of living in one of the world s most expensive cities London by Lewis Knaggs Winner of the Fourwalls London Film Festival 2015 FOURWALLS Short Film Project will showcase the reality of housing in London through the medium of film A jury of housing and film industry experts from architects to filmmakers chaired by David Lammy MP will shortlist the best short films to premiere at the London Short Film Festival in January 2015 Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts RELEASE Lead a Jane s Walk in the 2015 Jane s Walk Festival Video Vancouver Bikes vs Cars Video Vancouver TILT City Engagaing the Street RELEASE New Westminster Affordable Housing Projects on Small Sites Request for Proposals Tweet More posts by Yuri Artibise 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 Do High Rise Towers Destroy Community Solving The

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/01/27/video-vancouver-fourwalls-london/ (2015-11-16)
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