How the TTC lost and found its subway style

Not many people could have known that behind the advertising billboards on the platform of College station was something no-one had... Read More

The cold war siren system Toronto never used

At Dundas West and Shaw, near Trinity-Bellwoods Park, there’s a conspicuous piece of Canada’s Cold War history. On top of... Read More

Book Review – Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined

Author: Steve McDonald (Chronicle Books, 2015) Fantastic Cities is a colouring book.  Not a colouring book intended for children, but... Read More

Video Vancouver: No Fun City

▶ Music Produced by Gunnarolla Youtube: Facebook: gunnarolla ▶ Vocals... Read More

The killing of Aune Newell

She was found beneath a coat hidden under dogwood and sweet clover. Toronto parks department employee Harry Lemon saw her shoe first... Read More

Vaudeville Vancouver: An Interview with Tom Carter

For Tom Carter – an artist and entertainment historian with a penchant for Vancouver’s lost theatre district – an essential... Read More

5 subtle signs of lost rivers in Toronto

Like many North American cities, the street grid in downtown Toronto is (for the most part) rigidly geometric. Where there’s an... Read More

The mysterious case of the grave of Stella Vanzant

When little Stella Vanzant died of causes unknown some time in the early 1800s, her bereaved father interred the girl’s young... Read More

Video Vancouver: Circa 1948

Via SFU Woodward’s Circa 1948 is a groundbreaking and immersive interactive storyworld co-created by the National Film Board of... Read More

Visual Thoughts #58

Last VT image: Sun above houses on 11th Ave in Vancouver during July wildfires north of Lower Mainland. *** Erick Villagomez is one of... Read More