Book Review From The Stacks – The Skytrain Explorer: Heritage Walks From Every Station

Author: John Atkin (Steller Press Ltd., 2005) Everything is walking distance if you have the time. -Steven Wright, Comedian and Actor... Read More

Bringing the Chinese Canadian Archive into view

On Dominion Day, 1923, Canadians were in a celebratory mood. But those good feelings didn’t extend into any Chinatown. July 1 came to... Read More

Lightworks: A Precedent for Preserving Vancouver’s Industrial Heritage?

We’ve all read the stories about Vancouver’s disregard for heritage homes, about the frequent demolition of gorgeous character houses... Read More

A warning to the Electors of Toronto (or Trump voters)

There has been a lot of critical (and not so critical) thinking and writing in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the US... Read More

The story behind the first computer in Canada

In 1949, a team of professors and graduate students at the University of Toronto began building a machine no-one in Canada, and few in... Read More

VIDEO: Vancouver’s Three Cities

The Vancouver of today is actually an amalgamation of three cities. Their distinctive cultures survive today. This video has some... Read More

EVENT: VHS Eryk Martin Talk at MOV, Oct 27

Eryk Martin – Direct Action: Left Wing Activism in the 1970s and 1980s DATE: October 27th TIME: 7:30pm LOCATION: Museum of... Read More

Industrial Magic

What should we do with urban industrial lands? Many that live within rapidly growing cities may argue that this question is extremely... Read More

When will Toronto love its Modern architecture?

What do you picture when you read the words “heritage building.”? It probably isn’t the Carlton Tower at Yonge and... Read More

This is Edmonton: Neon Sign Museum Part II

Launched in February of 2014, the downtown neon sign museum is now over 2 and a half years old. With the opening of Rogers Place in... Read More