The life and death of Peter Dickinson and The Inn on the Park

Peter Dickinson was dying when he designed the Inn on the Park. From a bed in Mount Sinai hospital, his body weakened from cancer... Read More

Cruisers and Voyageurs: Parc Brébeuf

History is palpable in the National Capital Region, and in Parc Brebeuf, beneath the official narrative, is a story you won’t... Read More

Uber and the Automated Car: A Slow Unveiling of our Transportation Future – Part 1

Think for a second on the advances that have been made for personal transportation since the automobile overtook horse drawn carriages... Read More

Poppies Popping Up

What False Creek residents feared would be an ugly gravel pit next to their homes has turned into a wildflower meadow, thanks to the... Read More

Video Vancouver: What on Earth!

This vintage (1966) National Film Board of Canada animated short by Les Drew & Kaj Pindal proposes what many earthlings have long... Read More

The Toronto Park Pavilion needs your love

It’s hard not to love the Park Pavilion. Designed in 1958 by British-born architect Alan Crossley and consulting engineer... Read More

40 in the shade: Toronto’s worst heatwave

For an excruciating week in July, 1936, Toronto, the province, and much of Canada burned. An unprecedented and deadly continent-wide... Read More

For the moment: The Prince of Wales Park

In 1880, a railway bridge was constructed, linking Ottawa, Ontario to Hull (now Gatineau), Quebec.  This bridge, known as the Prince of... Read More

How Toronto built the CN Tower

The CN Tower is one of the most important buildings ever constructed in Canada. Like it or loathe it, the absurd, 553-metre concrete... Read More

Nepean Place: Centretown’s elevated park

An easily overlooked building in Ottawa’s Centretown features a unique amenity which, while in plain sight from the street... Read More