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  • Started from the bottom now we're here - Spacing Toronto
    to this kind of development as bottom up urbanism Others have described it as self service urbanization Rather than wait for the government or urban planners or designers to fulfill an urgent need like the need for housing residents in these cases take it upon themselves to appropriate land to build homes or subsistence gardens or non profit settlement houses that provide community amenities such as education or daycare Krasny has found examples of bottom up urbanism throughout the world In 1889 in Chicago for example Jane Addams brought the first settlement house to the United States which provided much needed programs for struggling immigrants Between 1919 and 1923 subsistence farmers who gardened and built informal settlements on squatted public land in Vienna convinced the local government to support a plan to build thousands of units of non profit co operative housing there New York in the early 1970s saw the emergence of the Community Garden Movement where Green Guerillas constructed vegetable gardens on vacant lots in the Lower East Side Over the course of time many of these citizen led changes were later altered by top down forces and these parts of the stories are described in the exhibition as well Even though as the LSECities website describes gecekondu settlements evolved into blossoming garden cities their construction was declared illegal in 2004 Some of the co operative housing built in Vienna has since become privatized And while many of New York City s community garden sites have become permanent others particularly those that served poor urban migrant populations were later sold off in the late 1990s to make way for new buildings Krasny s research has led her to wonder about the role that architects and urban planners might play in bottom up urbanism This weekend she will explore

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2014/02/28/started-bottom-now/ (2015-11-16)
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  • EVENT: Justice in Housing in Toronto - Spacing Toronto
    Waterfront Region Topic Events Comments 0 Tweet EVENT Justice in Housing in Toronto February 22 2014 By Dale Duncan The Justice in Toronto Lecture Series will hold its second event of 2014 on Thursday February 27 This evening lecture will explore Justice in Housing in Toronto and will feature speakers David Hulchanski Professor of housing and community development at the University of Toronto and Derek Ballantyne CEO of the Community Forward Fund and consultant at DKGI Inc Hulchanski is the author of the seminal Three Cities within Toronto report documenting our city s growing income inequality and Ballantyne is the former CEO of Toronto Community Housing former COO of Build Toronto and winner of the 2009 Jane Jacobs Prize WHEN Thursday February 27 6 30 8 30pm WHERE 150 College Street FitzGerald Building Room 103 RSVP via eventbrite a rush line will be available for non ticket holders The Justice in Toronto Lecture Series aims to address sources of injustice in Toronto and propose ways to make the city more just Future lectures will look at Employment and Justice in Toronto March 20 and Education Justice in Toronto April 17 For more information visit www globalcitiesinstitute org Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Spacing presents transit wayfinding events in Mississauga Toronto on Tuesday Wednesday EVENT Connecting The Dots of transit wayfinding in the GTHA EVENT A Walk With Born to Walk author Dan Rubinstein Spacing s Guide to Toronto Events Oct 18 24 Tweet More posts by Dale Duncan 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 Welcome to your private nuclear fallout shelter LORINC How to invest with Crosstown s

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2014/02/22/event-justice-housing-toronto/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Toronto's Art Deco disrict? Take a walk along Eglinton Avenue West - Spacing Toronto
    of Chicago s smoky allure can be traced back to its Film Noir Art Deco heyday South Beach is Art Deco Florida style In Amsterdam major swaths of the city are distinguished by expansive brick Amsterdamse School social housing complexes The intricate brick work of mid rise Art Deco apartment buildings line Amsterdam s outer streets Not surprisingly with its 1940s building boom Toronto has its own abundance of Art Deco architecture Think of the short apartment buildings in Parkdale and the sturdy office towers that line St Clair east and west of Yonge For more check out Art Deco Toronto or get a copy of Tim Morawetz s book Also keep your eyes open for exhibits like Smart Address which just ended at the St Lawrence Market Gallery Typical Toronto this city can t be defined by its abundance of Art Deco Even though there are many striking examples most of Toronto s Art Deco is less dramatic than its international counterparts Toronto s version plays more of a background role in the city s landscape as we can see in the genteel apartment buildings that line Eglinton east of Bathurst Strolling along Art Deco Eglinton I can understand what Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat has in mind when she speaks of the importance of building mid rises along Toronto s avenues Mid rise population densities wouldn t overwhelm the city s infrastructure the way towers do and their scale would promote walkable and strong communities Building avenues of mid rise apartments would put Toronto on the map with other beloved mid rise cities like Paris and Berlin Keesmaat s mid rise Toronto would look and feel very much like Eglinton east of Bathurst does today Based on my walks along Art Deco Eglinton I agree with her Eglinton

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2014/01/28/art-deco-eglinton/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Inequality — the real issue behind the Ford crisis in Toronto - Spacing Toronto
    about inequality are concerns that need to be seriously addressed in Toronto While Rob Ford has not concretely tackled the issues concerning the inner suburban poor he has politically benefitted from their discontent There are positive signs that these issues are gaining greater traction however including the series of planning roundtables focussed on the suburbs being held by Toronto s Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat As well the Suburban Revolution conference at York University which I attended and presented at provided an opportunity to shed light on an often neglected area of urban studies As well the interactive documentary Highrise Out My Window highlights the stories of tower block residents around the world including in Toronto Toronto ultimately needs a public discourse and public officials including a new mayor focussed on seriously addressing the concerns of poverty and alienation in the inner suburbs while also prioritizing the economic development and growth of an emerging global city Prosperity is important but it must benefit everyone Ultimately the focus must be on governing for all of Toronto not neglecting parts of it or worse yet pitting different elements against each other Hassan Arif hassannb is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton where he is specializing in urban sociology and local government He is also a columnist having published for the Telegraph Journal in Saint John the Daily Gleaner in Fredericton as well as the Huffington Post and Sustainable Cities Collective He has also contributed to Insight articles for the University of Toronto s Martin Prosperity Institute and has published a paper on economic development in smaller jurisdictions for the Canadian American Center at the University of Maine Hassan is active in his community being involved with Transition Fredericton a group promoting environmental sustainability in the city Hassan has done consultation work in the areas of transportation policy and legal aid reform with the Province of New Brunswick Photo by Shawn Micallef Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts SUMMER OF THE GUN 10 years later pt III BURALE We need to reframe how we talk about our city BURALE Ford Nation is not dead BURALE The reality of fighting poverty Tweet More posts by Hassan Arif 6 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 Glen 2 years ago A large portion of inequality is the result of lack of opportunity A lot of the jobs that were tolerant of new immigrants language skills moved out of the city into the 905 now they are moving out of the country but that is another issue Rahul Bhardwaj et al are missing this point and really need to look the stats see attachment 3 page 50 here http www toronto ca legdocs 2005 agendas council cc051026 pofedp2rpt cl001 pdf The suburbs do not need public transit to get across the city when their jobs are

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2013/12/04/inequality-real-issue-behind-ford-crisis-toronto/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Hassan Arif, Author at Spacing Toronto
    the real issue behind the Ford crisis in Toronto The circus of Rob Ford has gained international media attention and been fodder for late night comedians It does represent a real Read More 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 Welcome to your private nuclear fallout

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/author/hassanarif/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Event & Exhibition: Open Eyes Toronto presents The Condo Show - Spacing Toronto
    Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic Events Comments 0 Tweet Event Exhibition Open Eyes Toronto presents The Condo Show November 15 2013 By Nicole Bruun Meyer WHAT The Condo Show WHEN Thursday November 21st 7 12 pm WHERE Make Works 1139 College Street WHY There will be inspiring creative pieces engaging interactive elements music cash bar and lots of interesting conversations Open Eyes Toronto cordially invites you to The Condo Show Open Eyes Toronto is a creative collective that generates dialogue design and response to current issues and daily life in Toronto Each year we host a show where interesting work and display serve as the backdrop for conversation and community This year the focus is on Condos in Toronto What is your condo life What will the skyline look like in 20 years Are we happy adapting to smaller spaces in the sky How does living in a vertical city surrounded by a sea of urbanity change our relationship to our physical and cultural landscape Submissions will be as literal abstract specific or open ended as each individual likes the work process may be conceptual experiential or critical Media and scale will range photography sculpture video interpretive dance etc Featured photo by Emad Ghattas Video by Postscripted Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts EVENT This is Paradise Art and Artists in Toronto May 28 31 Creative Spaces Partnership Exchange Complete Streets Photo Contest LIVE STREAM The City as Laboratory TEDxYMCAAcademy Tweet More posts by Nicole Bruun Meyer 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 Welcome to your private nuclear fallout shelter LORINC How to invest with Crosstown s found money

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2013/11/15/event-exhibition-open-eyes-toronto-presents-condo-show/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Made in Toronto film: Porch Stories premiers at the TIFF Lightbox Friday June 19 - Spacing Toronto
    by Toronto filmmaker Sarah Goodman explores love and life on the porches of Toronto s Little Portugal neighbourhood Take a peek at the trailer above and check it out later this week Full disclosure I make a brief cameo appearance in the film The 20 30 seconds took over 3 hours to film Rain garbage trucks and a prop for rent sign in the front yard continually attracting the attention of passerby made the location shoot a challenge so I ve a renewed appreciation for the effort that goes into independent films like this one After the Friday premier the film runs all week at the Lightbox Porch Stories A restless thirtysomething finds her carefully planned out life slipping into utter confusion over the course of a single afternoon in the award winning feature debut by Toronto writer director Sarah Goodman Packing to move to her new home with her workaholic fiancé restless thirtysomething Emma Toronto indie musician Laura Barrett is suddenly confronted by a man from her past José Miguel Contreras lead singer of By Divine Right As the day progresses Emma begins the inevitable comparison of the two men and as she uses the vantage of her porch to observe her neighbours including an elderly Portuguese couple arguing about divorce and a musical brother sister duo who are pursuing their dreams without worrying about the consequences her perceptions about love her past and her future radically shift Making her narrative feature debut after the acclaimed documentaries Army of One and When We Were Boys writer director Sarah Goodman crafts a keenly observed portrait of both a neighbourhood and a young woman watching her carefully planned out life slipping into utter confusion Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts EVENT A Walk With Born

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2015/06/16/made-toronto-film-porch-stories-premiers-tiff-friday-june-19/ (2015-11-16)
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  • EVENT: Haphead Toronto premiere January 22 - Spacing Toronto
    22 Haphead an 8 episode webseries set in Toronto in the year 2025 will premiere on the big screen at the Royal Theatre 608 College Street WHEN Thursday January 22 7 00pm WHERE The Royal Theatre 608 College Street PURCHASE ONLINE TICKETS HERE The series was created and written by Jim Munroe and co produced by Sean Lerner both past contributors to Spacing It also features special effects by 3D artist Mathew Borrett creator of the famed future Toronto image in the winter 2013 issue of Spacing A Q A with the cast and crew plus an after party will take place after the screening For more information and to view the trailer visit the Haphead website Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Spacing s Guide to Toronto Events Nov 8 14 Spacing s Guide to Toronto Events Oct 18 24 Made in Toronto film Porch Stories premiers at the TIFF Lightbox Friday June 19 EVENT Connecting The Dots of transit wayfinding in the GTHA Tweet More posts by Dale Duncan 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/2015/01/20/event-haphead-toronto-premiere-january-22/ (2015-11-16)
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