Is this what the Annex could’ve looked like? The above rendering is what the vibrant corner of Bloor and Spadina would’ve looked like if the Spadina Expressway had been built and just one example of how close this city came to making one of its largest planning blunders. Tomorrow night Spacing Magazine pays tribute to the people who helped stop the highway, and just how Toronto has been shaped and continues to be shaped by their efforts.
Speakers include Adam Vaughan, city council candidate and son of anti-Spadina expressway activist Colin Vaughan, and authors David and Nadine Nowlan of the Bad Trip, a book written about the efforts to stop the potentially neighbourhood killing project. Matt Blackett moderates. The event is part of the Humanitas Festival.