How Toronto invented the PC, then forgot about it

The Royal York Hotel, September 25, 1973. Computer experts Mers Kutt, Gordon Ramer, Ted Edwards, and Reg Rea are standing around a... Read More

An illustrated history of baseball in Toronto

No one knows exactly when baseball was born. There’s a story about an American war hero, Abner Doubleday, inventing the game in... Read More

A Made-in-Vancouver Experience: The Vancouver Special

“There’s a shared sense of experience that comes from living in a Vancouver Special that’s uniquely Vancouver and that cuts across so... Read More

A Partial History of A Roadway, Plan 524R

An odd shaped lot, about twelve hundred square metres in size and located just north of 76 Avenue in Mill Creek Ravine South, was... Read More

Stadia mania: Toronto’s six-decade quest for a civic stadium

The Stadocentre, Metrodome, Astrodome, and Tower Dome: Toronto historically has had no lack of imagination when it comes to dreaming... Read More

The bloody Burlington Races and the war for Lake Ontario

They appeared out of the darkness, looming above the waves. Ten warships sailing across Lake Ontario, far out in the water south of... Read More

Image of the Past: The Rideau River from Billings Bridge, early 1900s

Image: Rideau River, from Billings Bridge, Ottawa, Ont. Location: Billings Bridge, Ottawa, Canada Date of photo:  1900-1910... Read More

Red: A Haida Manga

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Douglas & McIntyre, 2009) With so much beautiful art and history behind Haida culture, it was... Read More

Edmonton Streets

There’s a little bit of Edmonton in Saskatoon and Smithers, Gatineau and Guelph. In a trailer park in small town Michigan and an... Read More

Neighbourhood Walk: Walkin’ Down Main

Today we bring you the fourth in a series of neighbourhood photo essays by Spacing Ottawa contributor Christopher Ryan, as we take a... Read More