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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Spacing comes east and wants to buttonhole us

Toronto Urban spaces journal launches a new east coast website. And: Does your neighbourhood have a nickname they could put on a button? Let us know.

Posted By on Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Imagine WINO, MAYNWALLLIS, THE PARKS or an old-school OXFORD...
  • Imagine WINO, MAYNWALLLIS, THE PARKS or an old-school OXFORD...

One of the coolest magazines to come out of Canada in the last decade, Spacing—-the Toronto urban spaces journal—-will now have an Atlantic presence, thanks to a new blog, spacingatlantic.ca. The official launch for the website is Wednesday, October 28, from 7-11pm, at Eye Level Gallery.

Besides promising the same fresh, critical take on political, cultural and social urban affairs that Hogtowners have enjoyed, Spacing is responsible for that awesome series of one-inch buttons featuring the tile art and landmarks of every Toronto subway station. Expect to see a series of “cool Halifax-themed buttons” at the launch. I’m hoping they’re making WINO (Windsor and North) buttons for my ’hood. (Credit: thanks to artist Sym Corrigan for the WINO designation.)

Any other suggestions for Halifax neighbourhood names?

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