How the TTC lost and found its subway style

Not many people could have known that behind the advertising billboards on the platform of College station was something no-one had... Read More

Special Edition of Fife & Drum: all the new urban things at Fort York

A special edition of Fife and Drum, the newsletter produced by the Friends of Fort York, was just released to capture the incredible... Read More

EVENT: Vancouver Vanishes Book Launch and Discussion, Nov. 23rd

Anvil Press is please to invite you to the Vancouver Vanishes book launch and discussion of Vancouver’s vanishing heritage... Read More

Adaptive Re-Use: The Joy of Re-purposed Buildings

VHF would like to thank this post’s guest writer, Marta Farevaag – Urban Planner. In Vancouver, our residential neighbourhoods... Read More

When terror strikes urban geographies of hope

Guest post by Paul Cohen, a professor in the Department of History at the University of Toronto and an occasional contributor... Read More

The cold war siren system Toronto never used

At Dundas West and Shaw, near Trinity-Bellwoods Park, there’s a conspicuous piece of Canada’s Cold War history. On top of... Read More

The killing of Aune Newell

She was found beneath a coat hidden under dogwood and sweet clover. Toronto parks department employee Harry Lemon saw her shoe first... Read More

Schools and Parks II – A History of Segregation

The history of planning for schools and parks in Edmonton shows governments moving in an uncoordinated and contradictory way toward... Read More

Bautista’s bat flip and the making of history in Toronto

The very first legendary home run ever hit in Toronto was hit in 1887. More than a century before Joe Carter’s famous World... Read More

Vaudeville Vancouver: An Interview with Tom Carter

For Tom Carter – an artist and entertainment historian with a penchant for Vancouver’s lost theatre district – an essential... Read More