Former NHL coach Pat Quinn, who stood behind the bench for more than 600 Toronto Maple Leafs games, died at Vancouver General Hospital on Sunday night at the age of 71.
Quinn, who had struggled with health issues over the past year, also spent time as a player and an executive. Born in Hamilton, he began his NHL playing career with the Leafs in 1968 when he was 25 years old. As a player, he is perhaps best remembered for laying out star Boston Bruins defenceman Bobby Orr during that rookie season. He later played for the Vancouver Canucks and Atlanta Flames, until his career was ended prematurely in 1977 by an ankle injury.
Spacing, the Canadian magazine that celebrates our cities, is extending its retail reach, opening a bricks-and-mortar store at 401 Richmond. The new shop features a vast and varied book selection, Toronto-centric clothing and housewares, and locally made goods.
The magazine has been selling some of these goods from its online store for the past year and a half, but most of the in-store offerings are new, crafted by artists that Spacing has sought out, or vice versa. Here, you’ll find products that are well-designed—nothing turned out on a conveyer belt. The plan is to keep the selection fresh by having new items—by local artists—constantly rotated into and out of the shop.
Spacing’s publisher, Matthew Blackett, says that the shop caters to Toronto’s local pride. “I think what we were missing in this city was a city store that’s just dedicated to Toronto,” he says. “Specifically to urban issues—or urban topics that are related to urbanism—and living in the city.” Michael Bulko, Spacing’s director of retail, echoes this sentiment. “A lot of big cities around the world all have city stores—New York City Store, London Underground Museum, even Detroit…” he says, “and Toronto doesn’t have anything.”