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

Vietnam War Resistance in Vancouver

Between 1964-1973, an estimated 100,000 Americans left the United States for Canada to avoid the Vietnam draft or protest the war... 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: Living in Gunter’s World

Under Queen Elizabeth I a priest named Edmund Gunter developed the measures that now frame our modern world. Colonel Richard Moody... Read More

Toronto’s Depression-era beauty queen baseball star

Women have been playing baseball for as long as anyone can remember. And for much of that time, they’ve been playing despite the... 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

Vancouver’s “Familiar” Housing Styles: 1950s on

During the mid-century decades in Vancouver home building increased as higher levels of immigration created a need for housing... 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

Fife and Drum: The day the fort was saved from streetcars

The latest edition of Fife and Drum, the quarterly newsletter produced by the Friends of Fort York, was recently released. As always... 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