First Canadian Place: 40 years on top in Toronto

First Canadian Place has been the tallest skyscraper in Canada for four decades now. At 298.1 metres from sidewalk to rooftop, the... Read More

Remembering the Great Toronto Fire of 1904

It was a miserably cold night, with bitter gusts of wind and a light snow even though it was the middle of April. And about an hour... Read More

Good Reads: Spring 2015 Edition of Fort York’s newsletter Fife & Drum

The spring edition of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released recently.  Loads of maps and... Read More

Reclaiming Spaces/Places: Revealing a forgotten Indigenous visual narrative in Peterborough

Reclaiming Spaces/Places is an ongoing series written by Lacey McRae Williams that shares stories of Indigenous resurgence through... Read More

The true story of Toronto’s island ghost

They say that on some dark nights, as an eerie mist creeps over the Toronto islands, you can still hear him moaning somewhere in the... Read More

How Toronto learned to love the patio

For all the time Torontonians will spend sipping lager and pinot on patios this summer, it would be easy to conclude that the people... Read More

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