The Big Book of Spacing — 248 full-colour pages! — takes the best content from our magazine, website, and books from the last 20 years and gives them a second life. The articles in this book trace both our magazine’s and city’s evolution. To give the features more depth, we approached each writer and provided them with the opportunity to reflect on the piece, the time of writing, or how things have changed since then in side notes and afterthoughts. We’ve also added the occasional factual updates or the significance and impact of the article. Each feature is of its moment, but each one also speaks to Toronto’s present and the potential for the future in some way. We think The Big Book of Spacing is a good starting point to not only look back on Toronto’s history but also see where the city is headed.
- “This book is as gorgeous as it is important, taking vital civic issues and making them sing across the page with brilliant prose and design. Essential for any Torontonians’ bookshelf.” – Dave Bidini • musician, author, & publisher of the West End Phoenix