When Haileybury burned, Toronto sent streetcars

The town of Haileybury sits on the shore of Lake Timiskaming, a serpentine body of water on the northern reaches of the Ottawa River... Read More

The curious origin of the original low-floor streetcar

Toronto is in the (unexpectedly slow) process of getting new low-floor streetcars. The goal of these new cars is accessibility —... Read More

Video Vancouver: Then/Now

Via the Vancouver Sun: North Vancouver high school student Mitchell Przybylski posted this video, titled Vancouver Then and Now, in... Read More

The half-built relics of nixed Toronto skyscrapers

In 1914, John Eaton, the third son of retail magnate Timothy Eaton, began preparing plans for a massive expansion of his... Read More

Book Review—Draw It: Tools, Techniques, and Methods

Author: Lynn Craig with Cary Perkins (ORO Editions, 2015) Draw It: Tools, Techniques, and Methods teaches the user how to draw... Read More

Two New Edmonton Interactive Building Age Maps

In the past 24 hours not one but two interesting online interactive maps have been published to explore the age of the city’s... Read More

Book Review—Bruno Munari: Square Circle Triangle

Author: Bruno Munari (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) All disciplines are filled with unsung heroes, significant figures who have... Read More

A history of developers and holdouts in Toronto

When the Imperial Oil company began assembling land for its new executive offices on St. Clair Ave. W. in 1952, it didn’t reckon... Read More

How Exhibition Place got the retro Dufferin Gate

You can tell a lot about a place by how it greets its visitors. The goofy lights at Honest Ed’s tell customers... Read More

The independent Toronto Republic of Rathnelly

To celebrate the Centennial, on Saturday, June 10,  1967, the roughly 400 residents of Rathnelly Ave. and several nearby streets... Read More