How Tomlin’s Creek was lost, found, and lost again

There’s ancient Lake Iroquois sand on Glen Davis Crescent near Kingston Rd. and Woodbine Ave., you just have to look closely to... Read More

The first (almost) Canadian President

There’s a small town on the very western edge of England, not far from the River Severn, which marks the border with Wales. It’s... Read More

A reflection on the events of October 22, 2014, in Ottawa

National War Memorial – Oct 23 2014  The National War Memorial, situated within the triangular expanse of Confederation Square... Read More

Lake Ontario is a Sea

A few weeks ago I biked over to The Guild park. Known for its collection of modern Toronto “ruins”, a bonus to visiting the park is... Read More

Spacing Ottawa takes a ‘(de)tour': Play and leisure in the Capital

Strathcona Park This past Saturday, nine urban enthusiasts signed up to participate in a special edition of Ottawa... Read More

Old Ottawa at play: The Ottawa Curling Club

The Ottawa Curling Club On October 18, I will be giving a walking tour through Sandy Hill and Lowertown that explores the social... Read More

How the CN Tower killed Toronto’s rooftop lookouts

There was a time when observation decks were all the rage in Toronto. The designers and developers of tall buildings like TD Centre... Read More

A.Y. Jackson paints for his life

It was 1916. The First World War was in full swing. And while men were dying in the trenches all around him, A.Y. Jackson was about to... Read More

In memory of the St. Lawrence Market canopy

In 2012, National Geographic ranked the St. Lawrence Market the best in the world. The vendors on both sides of Front Street were... Read More

William Lyon Mackenzie’s mission to London

It was 1832. William Lyon Mackenzie was fed up. He’d spent the last decade fighting for democratic reform in Upper Canada... Read More