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  • WEDNESDAY: Celebrate release of summer issue & Jane Jacobs Prize winners - Spacing Toronto
    you need to spend the evening of Wed July 15th at our release party which is taking place in the west end at the Royal Canadian Legion branch 344 1395 Lake Shore Blvd W DIRECTIONS TO EVENT On bike Take the Martion Goodman Trail or cross at Jameson bridge Roncesvalles bridge or at Dowling Ave On transit The 504 streetcar south east from Dundas West station exit at Queen St W stop cross on Roncesvalles bridge walk east to location On the 504 streetcar westbound exit at Jameson stop walk south cross on Jameson bridge walk west to location Another option for the 504 streetcar eastbound westbound is to exit at Dowling stop walk south on Dowling cross Lake Shore at lights location is right there By car There is a public parking lot just west of Legion Hall on south side of Lake Shore Blvd From 8 8 30pm the event will double as the ceremony for our 2015 winners of the Jane Jacobs Prize This year we have three winners their identities will be revealed the day of the event After the ceremony you can dance in the main hall or lounge on the expansive patio Our newest edition is packed with great features for your summer reading Architects Joe Lobko and Megan Torza outline a detailed history of the West Don Lands development from 1987 2015 home to the Athlete s Village during the 2015 Pan Am Games We reveal the three winners of the 2015 Jane Jacobs Prize A ranking of the best and worst of urban design that surrounds the stadiums and arenas of Canada s professional sports teams John Lorinc Kimberley Noble and Alex Steep provide a summary and update to the Spacing investigation into why the City of Toronto has collected over 250

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2015/07/14/wednesday-celebrate-release-summer-issue-jane-jacobs-prize-winners/ (2015-11-16)
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  • EVENT: This is Paradise: Art and Artists in Toronto May 28-31 - Spacing Toronto
    Micallef Tom Dean Floating Staircase 1979 Toronto Harbour Courtesy of the artist Toronto has long had an incredibly strong art scene but it has often been overlooked thought not to be particularly historic or something worth paying attention to Perhaps that s part of the tendency in this city and country to not appreciate what we ve got as much as we should To that end a massive conference starts later this week at the University of Toronto s Justina M Barnicke Gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre called This is Paradise Art and Artists in Toronto that will take a critical look at what s been going on in this city over the last half century Over 4 days there are 75 presenters sitting on panels and giving lectures covering the absence of history and the relationship between Toronto and other urban centres the collective impulse in local artistic scenes and the current pressures of creative city paradigms case studies of particular places and locales significant in the cultural ecology as well as considerations of discourses including diaspora studies urbanism queer studies and feminism and of the conditions of specific media such as DIY publishing independent film and artists video The conference will culminate with roundtable conversations about the state of art institutions in Toronto past present and future 75 presenters and a load of different angles Check out the full program here Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts PAN AM PATH Summer of art in Toronto How Toronto learned to love the patio Artists to take over Chester station newsstand Creative Spaces Partnership Exchange Tweet More posts by Shawn Micallef Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts The cold war siren system Toronto

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2015/05/25/event-paradise-art-artists-toronto-may-28-31/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Artists to take over Chester station newsstand - Spacing Toronto
    the kiosk She says she s fascinated by the history of newsstands which were once a place where people could gather and have an exchange They used to be these spaces where news was disseminated and now it s this relic of some past way of life What was once this bustling space of information distribution is now outmoded To me that s where artists come in and recognize that and propose something else says Dobkin That something else of course won t just be a standard art gallery at Chester station Dobkin says that the location of the newsstand part of TTC infrastructure and the Greektown community will inform the content of the art Dave Dyment one of the artists taking part in the project will be presenting his work at the newsstand He will be handing out broadsheets detailing the history of Lower Bay station the defunct space below Bay station that was briefly in operation 50 years ago but now serves as the set for movie shoots and private parties Someone could sit on the subway and read about the subway on the way to work and they can take it home as an artwork or throw it away at the end of their trip it doesn t matter to me says Dyment Dobkin hopes that the newsstand can get people thinking about something they see every day but don t necessarily appreciate Other projects to be showcased at the newsstand will involve well known locals which will incorporate and celebrate the community surrounding Chester station Dobkin was also careful not to give the revamped newsstand a kitschy name Part of the experimental nature of the project is to explore and work within the kiosk s existing identity as a newsstand she says Much of the programming is yet to be planned Dobkin says the newsstand will hold true to its original purpose and the art presented there will be responsive and current Dobkin is giving the artists free reign with the space it can be a box theatre one day and a gallery the next The transformative newsstand will be a creative multipurpose use of space Isabel Cascante of the Toronto Public Space Initiative says that art and public space have similar functions they both intend to bring the public together to have a dialogue She says that the Gateway Newstand kiosk is a private space turned into a public space for commuters to have access Its placement as part of a transit system is also significant she adds Usually thoroughfares are considered non spaces through which people move but don t spend much time The artists newsstand will cause people to stop and engage with their surroundings in a meaningful way she says Cascante is hopeful that the newsstand s art will spark a discussion about transit and infrastructure with its commuter audience Any space public or private that is going to bring the public together and give them a physical space to have dialogue

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2015/04/08/artists-to-take-over-chester-station-newsstand/ (2015-11-16)
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  • EVENT: Connecting The Dots of transit wayfinding in the GTHA - Spacing Toronto
    25 6 30 9pm WHERE Isabel Bader Theatre 93 Charles St W Toronto COST Free TICKETS Reserve your TORONTO tickets at Eventbrite please note that there will be tickets available at the door ABOUT THE EVENT Am I at the right stop Which direction am I going Which exit do I want At its best transit wayfinding the maps signs graphics and other information that help transit users navigate can simplify complex networks and encourage transit use by helping to answer the questions transit users ask throughout their journeys At its worst poor wayfinding can make using transit a confusing and stressful experience Please join us for an evening in either Mississauga or Toronto to learn more about transit wayfinding with a lecture by Tim Fendley founder and owner of UK based Applied Wayfinding who designed Vancouver s new transit wayfinding system and the award winning Legible London pedestrian wayfinding system and by Helen Kerr of Toronto based KerrSmith Design whose citizen centered innovation projects include Economic Futures for Ontario and Re Imagining Detroit Tim Fendley and Helen Kerr are working together on the Transit Wayfinding Harmonization initiative being undertaken jointly by the ten transit agencies of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area GTHA to seamlessly connect existing transit systems into a legible network They ll discuss the harmonization opportunity that exists for the GTHA challenges presented by the complexity of this region and insights from initial design research that is being used to develop a user centred vision for regional transit wayfinding In order to bring you this event Spacing has partnered with Metrolinx Ryerson University s City Builders Institute Sheridan College and Daniels Faculty of Architecture Landscape and Design and Urban Strategies Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Spacing presents transit wayfinding

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2015/03/11/event-connecting-dots-transit-wayfinding-gtha/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Come to our Public Space Invaders film night Wednesday - Spacing Toronto
    2014 By Spacing WHEN Wednesday November 26 6 00pm 9 00pm films start at 6 30 WHERE Revue Cinema 400 Roncesvalles Ave Toronto COST 10 RSVP Feel free to let us know if you re coming on our Facebook event listing Spacing hosts our fourth Public Space Invaders film night that celebrates short films focused on Toronto and it s unique public spaces Come to the Revue Cinema in the west end to see 15 independently made short films from 2 to 25 minutes This event is sponsored by Beau s Brewery so show up at 6pm to get yourself a beer before the films start Spacing is grateful for the financial assistance of the Ontario Media Development Corporation Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Urbanist s Guide to Toronto Events Oct 11 17 Spacing s Guide to Toronto Events Oct 25 Oct 31 Urbanist s Guide to Toronto Events Sept 21 27 Urbanist s Guide to Toronto Events Oct 4 10 Tweet More posts by Spacing 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

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2014/11/25/come-public-space-invaders-film-night-wednesday/ (2015-11-16)
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  • PREORDER: New streetcar profile t-shirts - Spacing Toronto
    Transit Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic Spacing Comments 2 Tweet PREORDER New streetcar profile t shirts August 27 2014 By Spacing WHAT Pre order for Spacing s new streetcar series of shirts WHEN Wednesday August 27th Friday September 12th WHERE Our e store SHIPS Mid September PRICE 30 pre order 35 regular With Toronto s new streetcar vehicles hitting the streets at the end of the month Spacing is releasing two new t shirts that celebrate our classic vehicles Peter Witt PCC CLRV and the new Bombardier models so long that they stretch around the back of the shirt Pre order them on our online store and be the first to get your hands on them They will officially be launched with the opening of our new retail store at 401 Richmond St at the end of October Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Winning designs from Waterfront t shirt contest revealed SPACING STORE Valentine s gifts for your city loving lover CONTEST Toronto waterfront t shirt design challenge REMINDER Waterfront T Shirt Design Contest closes on Wednesday Tweet More posts by Spacing 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 Mike Filey 1 year ago for those uinfamiliar with TO is it 301 Richmond St East or West Matthew Blackett 1 year ago Hi Mike It s 401 Richmond West not 301 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 s Guide to Toronto Events Nov 15 21 Welcome to your private nuclear fallout shelter LORINC How to invest with Crosstown s found money The story

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2014/08/27/preorder-new-streetcar-profile-t-shirts/ (2015-11-16)
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  • The view from a condo — a resident of the new Fort York neighbourhood sees much potential as the area matures - Spacing Toronto
    years to expand its footprint in the city s consciousness by hosting summer festivals and concerts on its adjoining grounds bringing in loads of people to this previously isolated pocket of the city As well the presence of the Fort offers a unique geographic closeness between the new condo towers and an important historical Toronto landmark However speaking as a local resident I don t feel that this proximity has translated into a particularly meaningful linkage or mutual curiosity between the two neighbouring groups so far The green spaces surrounding the Fort do offer easily accessible walking areas for the many dog owners in the neighbourhood and pleasing views from the condo units above but beyond that there does not seem to be a great deal of interest among residents in the Fort itself Perhaps the new Visitor Centre which will include some social areas and community meeting rooms can be the glue that binds the two groups closer together Heading south from the Fort you come across a narrow cleared plot of dirt stretching from Fort York Boulevard south to Fleet Street This is the future home of a new park named after activist June Callwood An international competition was held to select the design team for this sliver of parkland that will sit between two condo complexes and add a much needed public space dimension that should help to stitch this neighbourhood together Despite the delays in getting construction started I have huge expectations for what this park can be a place to relax with friends or family for kids to play or simply for pedestrians to enjoy walking in I m hoping this park becomes a core hub that will help make this area a lot more pleasant for residents and visitors The park itself is apparently quite innovatively designed with a special focus on children friendly features such as a puddle plaza for kids to splash around in a rubberized pink field surface as a play area a puzzle garden comprising a series of benches amongst a series of gardens and trees I m curious to see whether what is actually built lives up to its ambitious design Walking around the newly created inner roads amongst the condo buildings and townhouses you may notice some curiously named streets like Sloping Sky Mews Grand Magazine Street and Bastion Street The City of Toronto went through a process to pick names to recognize elements of the neighbouring Fort York and important figures over time a historical shout out of sorts I think that s a nice touch and it has been made more relevant with plaques embedded in the sidewalk describing the origin and significance of the names which is helpful in linking the stories of the past with what stands here today As a further effort incorporating some references to the area s more recent uses such as the St Mary s cement plant and Molson brewery would be a welcome addition in keeping alive connections to the area s history One of the downsides of the streetscape at the moment is the general lack of pedestrian life or bustle This is partially due to some areas still being an active construction zone but more likely caused by the absence of any interesting retail or commercial offerings in the vicinity Walking along Fleet Street that lines the southern end of the neighbourhood you will come across two dry cleaners strangely they sit side by side a real estate broker office or two a couple of small businesses and a TD Bank Continuing further down to the corner of Fleet and Bathurst an ugly intersection with Lakeshore Boulevard thrown into the mix you ll encounter a Scotiabank a dental clinic nail salon and a Subway I m not sure how much thought went into the retail and commercial side of things during the neighbourhood planning stage but clearly its slim pickings for anyone looking for a good reason to linger about at the moment I m hoping the June Callwood Park and the striking angular glass walled Fort York library that recently opened at the corner of Bathurst and Fort York change that by offering people a mix of enticing public places to gather and mingle As well as the last set of buildings are completed and more people move in the area will begin to settle further improving the chances of more shops and cafes coming in I recently noticed some new signs posted signaling the impending launch of a small restaurant opening at the base of one of the condo buildings along Fleet Street I m sure the many residents who to date haven t had a place to grab a snack within steps of their homes will welcome this new spot with open arms Speaking of people while there is a little bit of diversity in the demographic profile the condos here are predominantly home to the somewhat maligned yuppie class A summer weekend morning will see loads of toned 20 and 30 somethings gearing up for a run or bike ride on the nearby waterfront trails A typical evening will see many of the same people out walking their dogs in the large park across Lakeshore Boulevard Taxi traffic on Friday and Saturday nights is particularly heavy in the area reflective of the popularity of nearby King West Queen West and the Ossington strip for the many nightlife loving residents The general vibe is friendly with casual chatter often heard in building elevators For better or worse depending on your outlook you ll see a lot more pets than kids in these parts similar to other condo communities in the city A recently formed Fort York Neighbourhood Association with ideas of barbeques and yard sales being bandied about is definitely a positive step in fostering that much needed neighbourhood feel While Toronto s massive condo boom certainly has its fair share of its critics it is evident that the story of these parts of

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2014/06/13/view-condo-resident-new-fort-york-neighbourhood-sees-much-potential-area-matures/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Deadline for Spacing's Transit Poster Contest extended! - Spacing Toronto
    and London Underground examples to inspire you HOW TO ENTER You must register to enter Send us an email and we will provide you with uploading details submissions can begin in January 2014 EMAIL transitposter spacing ca JUDGING Entries will be judged on quality and appropriateness Posters submitted after the deadline will not be considered WINNING ENTRIES Posters selected as winning entries will appear in the spring 2014 issue of Spacing Winners will also receive a gift bag of prizes More details on specific prizes will be shared in 2014 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Who can enter Anyone who lives in Canada How many posters can I submit As many as you like When will the winners know that their poster is being published Spacing will email all winners in FEBRUARY to make sure we have the optimal file for printing as well as make sure your name is spelled correctly Nothing will be published in Spacing without your permission Are there prizes Yes but no cash Besides all the fame you will receive for being published in Spacing there will be a variety of prizes from sponsors and Spacing advertisers We will announce the prizes available as we get closer to the deadline What if my poster is not selected what happens to it once the contest is over Spacing plans to publish the winners maps as well as a number of honourable mention entries on our web site we will keep the online versions low resolution On your entry form you can indicate whether you wish to allow Spacing to hold onto your map s so that we can consider using it in future issues TECHNICAL STUFF Is there a preferred size to the posters Ideally your poster should be in portrait format and submitted at 24 width x 36 height so that it can be rendered on a large print out If you want to submit a smaller size please keep them in the same ratio such as 11 x 17 or 8 5 x 11 What type of file can I submit Photoshop If you submit a Photoshop file please make sure it s saved as a TIFF or as an uncompressed JPG in CMYK and has a minimum resolution of 300 dpi Make sure the file is flattened so that any fonts or effects are not lost when opened on Spacing s computers Please submit a low res JPG so that we can compare contrast with your high res entry Illustrator If you submit an Illustrator file please make sure it s saved as a PDF and in CMYK We will only accept PDFs in order to maintain the design integrity of your submission All fonts need to be converted to outlines mandatory With Illustrator files it is always smart to submit a low res JPG so that Spacing can make sure it has received the file as it is intended to be seen Please note that any photo files that are embedded in your Illustrator

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2014/01/09/deadline-spacings-transit-poster-contest-extended/ (2015-11-16)
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