Spacing magazine launches Montreal blog on public spaces

The award-winning magazine Spacing is expanding its online coverage say bonjour to the new daily blog Spacing Montreal!

Spacing is extremely excited to be launching our Spacing Montreal blog,” says publisher Matthew Blackett. “We’ve had great success in Toronto with both our printed magazine and our daily blog. We feel that adding a blog based out of Montreal that focuses on a variety of public realm issues is a natural extension of our editorial mandate. We want to help residents understand the importance of local public spaces as well as increase the awareness of how each citizen can shape our urban landscape.”

Spacing has assembled 12 fantastic Montreal contributors (including urban affairs writer Christopher DeWolf and the Montreal’s most popular photoblogger Daniel Seguin) to explore the streets of the city and examine neighbourhoods, architecture, traffic, transit, cycling, environmental issues and just about anything that involves the public realm of Montreal.

Spacing‘s editors and writers are excited to report on how this great city deals with the challenges of building a healthy and sustainable future. They are also pleased to have a handful of bilingual writers that allows Spacing Montreal to publish posts in either French or English.

Spacing Montreal contributors have been posting since the end of July, building up the archives, and they are happy to share this new blog with the world now.

Spacing is a Toronto-based magazine publisher that focues on the joys, obstacles, and politics of the modern cityscape. The printed magazine has been published since the fall of 2003. Spacing has won numerous awards for its editorial content including: 2007 Small Magazine of the Year (Canadian Society of Magazine Editors), 2007 Editor of the Year (Canadian Society of Magazine Editors) awarded to Spacing’s Matthew Blackett and Dale Duncan, 2006 National Magazine Award (Gold) for ‘Best Editorial Package’, 2006 Heritage Toronto Award, plus multiple nominations from the Canadian Newsstand Awards and International Independent Press Awards. Spacing publisher Matthew Blackett was recently recognized with an Urban Leadership Award from the Canadian Urban Institute.

Spacing‘s daily blog, Spacing Toronto is one of the city’s most popular online destinations and is the preeminent source for news and commentary on local city issues.