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  • Iria Vieira - Spacing
    England to improve her English You help people develop their own skills so they can become a part of the community Like Jane Jacobs Iria observed what was needed in the community and took matters into her own hands In between day jobs in restaurants and hospitals she accompanied people from St Chris to doctor s appointments or government offices acting as an advocate translator and a friend Three years after Iria s arrival the Toronto Board of Education s Social Work Department hired her as an interpreter counsellor I worked with parents and children linking them with doctors teachers psychologists It was a natural extension of my work at St Chris Meanwhile Iria was also volunteering on a project to assess the communication needs of the Greek Portuguese Italian and Chinese communities The study resulted in the creation of four translation services including The Portuguese Free Interpreters Service one of the first of its kind in the city Iria was one of its founding members St Chris was a catalyst for the community it serves and was always at the centre of Iria s work even after she moved out of the neighbourhood in 1975 In 1989 Iria got involved in a project to reach out to widows in the Portuguese community She inspired them to get involved in their community again and soon the project was attracting women from a wide range of backgrounds This was the beginning of the Portuguese Women 55 Support Group of Ontario PW55 the first independent group of Portuguese speaking women in the province Co founded by Iria and women from Portuguese Social Services PW55 lobbies on behalf of all seniors and supports senior women in their daily lives In 1992 Iria and PW55 began working on St Chris Elder Abuse Project a

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  • Mary-Lou Morgan - Spacing
    it into boxes and deliver it to approximately 4 800 families across Toronto The concept sounds simple but what it achieves is complex Recipients pay for the Good Food Box at the beginning of the month helping them budget for food when money tends to be more available Because recipients pay for their boxes they are customers and are treated as such giving them more power and control over an essential part of their daily lives Foodshare the umbrella organization under which Field to Table is run recognizes that money is not the only issue around hunger says Morgan It s about a whole range of resources buying good food knowing how to cook it and feeding yourself in a healthier way The Good Food Box is delivered twice a month and the bin s contents are always a surprise Alongside the usual staples might be plantain or swiss chard accompanied by preparation tips and healthy recipes to demystify the new food Born in Scarborough and raised in Sault Ste Marie Morgan 55 first became interested in food while rearing her own children on a farm near Pickering While her kids went to school Morgan gardened kept bees and worked at the local health food store in her spare time But it wasn t until she attended a conference on Women and Poverty that she made the connection between food and poverty That s really when I started looking at food from a different point of view says Morgan I began to see it as a building block Perhaps that conference was the early impetus for Morgan s Focus on Food Training Program Working with 10 women on welfare the program offers cooking nutrition gardening language math and computer classes all of which focus on food Three women from the

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  • Dan Yashinsky - Spacing
    at the University of Toronto he knew the academic life wasn t for him By 1978 Yashinsky was telling stories at a café in Kensington Market He called it 1 001 Friday Nights of Storytelling and true to the name he showed up every single Friday night just to tell stories After a while we reached a critical mass and the tradition has continued says Yashinsky who still frequents the regular readings on Fridays at St George the Martyr on John Street Soon after creating 1 001 Nights of Storytelling Yashinksy founded the Toronto Festival of Storytelling now in its 21st year and co founded the Storytellers School of Toronto The Toronto Festival has become an annual favourite and will be in full swing when Yashinsky receives his Jane Jacobs Prize on February 23 As his storytelling has evolved the demand for his oeuvre has increased Yashinsky has been asked to share his wares at storytelling festivals in New York Austria Ireland and Israel He attributes the growing interest to the very personal value found in the stories themselves Stories show you that other people have traveled before you he says They show you that no matter what is happening in your life someone else has gone there before you Someone else has been there come back and at least has a good story to show for it Over the years Yashinsky has found many ways to recreate the magic he discovered around the campfire circle in an urban environment He s a volunteer storyteller at The Hospital for Sick Children and works in schools across Ontario One of his most recent projects is called The Telling Bee Similar to its barn raising precursor The Telling Bee involves an entire community in the collecting telling and publishing of their own

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  • Spacing Edmonton - Canadian Urbanism Uncovered
    Parks I A History of Sharing Opinion Entrance sign debate needs refocus Search Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Transit What do ETS riders need from a transit strategy Part 1 By Vincent Puhakka Anyone who has ridden our transit system over the past month can hardly have missed the almost ubiquitous posters and advertisements Read More Architecture Overhaul or demolish 24 Sussex By Scott Weir Much has recently been discussed about the restoration or demolition and replacement of 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa Like many old Read More Green Space Urban forestry and the greening of Canadian cities By ngaiohotte Call it the second wave of urban greening hot on the heels of urban farming urban forestry is emerging as the new frontier of Read More Headlines Edmonton s urbanism headlines October 25 November 1 By Paul Giang GOVERNMENT Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson sees modest investment in Alberta budget Metro News Paula Simons Is Read More Urban Design Event Re Imagining Urban Form and Policy Symposium Call for Abstracts By Spacing Re Imagining Urban Form and Policy in a Global Economy The Im possibility of Design March 10 12 2016 University of British Read More Post navigation Older 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 All Contributors 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 Infrastructure What do ETS riders need from a transit strategy Part 1 Late Night Transit Service Essential for City s Ambitious Goals Debunking Edmonton s War on Cars Politics What will Alberta s provincial election mean for its cities Towers

    Original URL path: http://Spacing.ca/edmonton/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Issue 9 /// The Water Issue - Spacing Magazine
    urban affairs writer Christopher Hume examines whether Toronto s waterfront is doomed for mediocrity This issue garnered Spacing a Silver medal for Best Editorial Package at the 2008 National Magazine Awards cover photo by Miles Storey interior spread photo by Charles Bodi Search Advertisement Popular Posts The cold war siren system Toronto never used Welcome to your private nuclear fallout shelter Spacing s Guide to Toronto Events Nov 15 21

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/magazine/issue-9/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Issue 4 /// History of our Future - Spacing Magazine
    the highways planned throughout the downtown and midtown parts of Toronto but never built hooking up a sound system to the CN Tower turning the SkyDome into a sustainable housing community the other proposals submitted in the 1950s for New City Hall a city wide network of enclosed and elevated bike paths and waterfront urbanism at work in the Port Lands 2043 This issue also sees the release of a report conducted with the Toronto Public Space Committee on how the city is being overrun by outdoor advertisers In May 2006 this issue of Spacing won Gold at the National Magazine Awards in the Best Editorial Package category The cover photo illustration is made up of 54 photos by Stephen Rothlisberger Search Advertisement Popular Posts The cold war siren system Toronto never used Welcome to your private nuclear fallout shelter Spacing s Guide to Toronto Events Nov 15 21 LORINC How to invest with Crosstown s found money The story of Jackie Burroughs a Yorkville laundromat and two of the biggest drug addled bands of t From the Spacing Store 22 Buy yourself a subscription 22 Buy a renewal subscription 22 Buy a gift subscription 5 Back Issues 2 Toronto

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/magazine/issue-4/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Issue 2 /// Everyone is a Pedestrian - Spacing Magazine
    kids count down to their sixteenth birthdays so they can drive and people look at us funny when we choose to walk home from work Even our language takes a jab at walking pedestrian is a synonym for something boring or common But the very fact that walking is common is what makes it great Spacing s second issue focuses on the many joys and obstacles and the politics of walking in Toronto In this issue Sheila Heti The Middle Stories author muses on eye contact in the city Jim Munroe No Media Kings indie novelist gives us his take on the increasingly fashionable urban sport of parkour Ryan Bigge explores the evolution of language used to describe our public spaces Nicole Cohen examines the female pedestrian experience Carly Zwarenstein takes us through the history of the walking in Toronto Shawn Micallef murmur mastermind wanders Toronto aimlessly to uncover bits of the city s history Cartographer Graeme Parry weaves us through an East End alley jaunt and Spacing contributing editor Dylan Reid outlines what Toronto needs to be a great pedestrian city cover photo by Bouke Salverda interior spread illustration by Peter Ash Search Advertisement Popular Posts The cold war

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/magazine/issue-2/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Issue 13 /// The Next City Builders - Spacing Magazine
    readers we asked the next generation of city builders those 35 years and younger to submit their ideas on how to improve Toronto s public spaces The winners include proposals such as transit shelters that double as book exchanges reflecting mirrors that allow people to what s going on below or above a sidewalk mobile apps that encourage TTC riders to interact with one another and elevated gardens above the waterfront rail corridor The cover section is packed with inventive ideas that demonstrate the ways tomorrow s urban leaders are thinking outside of the box This issue was also nominated for Magazine of the Year and Best Single Issue at the 2009 National Magazine Awards cover and interior spread photos by Sam Javnrouh Search Advertisement Popular Posts The cold war siren system Toronto never used Welcome to your private nuclear fallout shelter Spacing s Guide to Toronto Events Nov 15 21 LORINC How to invest with Crosstown s found money The story of Jackie Burroughs a Yorkville laundromat and two of the biggest drug addled bands of t From the Spacing Store 22 Buy yourself a subscription 22 Buy a renewal subscription 22 Buy a gift subscription 5 Back Issues

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/magazine/issue-13/ (2015-11-16)
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