Last Tuesday, Spacing.ca was in town as part of their cross-Canada Road Show. The Road Show promoted their first national magazine issue featuring Canada’s top public spaces. During their Vancouver stop, spacing also announced the launch of Spacing Vancouver—a partnership with Re:Place magazine. For those unfamiliar with Spacing, it is an award-winning magazine that “reveals the joys and obstacles of today’s urban landscape.” The magazine has become a leading voice across Canada on how to build a healthy, sustainable, and vibrant city.
This summer, Spacing launches the first national edition of the magazine. This special edition is the biggest to date and is jammed-packed with insightful features on Canada’s unique brand of urbanism. The main feature of this inaugural national edition is 100 best public spaces in Canada.
Spacing gathered 135 architects, designers, urban affairs writers, and Spacing readers from across the country to vote on the best public spaces in their cities. The 100 spaces from 15 urban regions across Canada are profiled in a 25-page cover feature. You can pick up a copy at your local newsstand as well as every Chapter’s/Indigo store.
Canada’s and Vancouver’s Top Public Spaces
|The Seawall (Vancouver)||The Seawall|
|Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto)||Granville Island|
|Mount Royal (Montreal)||Stanley Park|
|Rideau Canal (Ottawa)||Vancouver (Art) Gallery Stairs|
|Place D’Youville (Quebec City)||Pioneer Place/Pigeon Park|
|Granville Island (Vancouver)||Commercial Drive|
|Kensington Market (Toronto)||English Bay (First) Beach|
|Prince’s Island (Calgary)||Victory Square|
|Pt. Pleasant Park ( Halifax)||Kitsilano Beach Park|
|Beacon Hill [Park] (Victoria)||Robson Square|
Tomorrow I will give a recap and commentary on the panel discussion that took place at the launch. On Thursday I’ll dive a bit deeper into one of the major issues that arose. Stay tuned!