20 Years of Spacing

20 Years of Spacing explores the emergence and growth of one of Canada’s most innovative magazines.

Spacing is one of the most unique magazines on Canadian newsstands. The magazine uncovers the joys, obstacles and politics of Canada’s big cities by cutting through the cynicism that often pervades any discussion about urban issues. Spacing pushes readers to think critically about how they can shape the public spaces that surround their everyday lives.

Spacing was launched in the fall of 2003 by a group of young journalists and public space advocates who felt that Toronto needed a publication that would bring together a number of key urban issues that were not being discussed by the local media. Topics like public transit, urban design, public art, community planning, and sustainable development were brought together under one umbrella to create a forum for residents and the urban curious to discuss these pressing topics.

Spacing is published four times a year. The magazine has been named Canadian Small Magazine of the Year on seven occasions and has won over 30 awards from the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors and National Magazine Awards. In 2010, the editors received the prestigious Jane Jacobs Prize. Spacing is also the publisher of 10 books about Toronto.

Exhibition installation images by Cheryl Rondeau.








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