Brutalism’s Renaissance?

Brutalism took centre stage a few days ago in Edmonton with a visit by professor Robert Bruegmann from the University of Illinois at... Read More

Image of the Past: Sussex and Wellington 1914

Image: “Confederation Square showing Chateau Laurier, The Rae Building and the Grand Trunk Railway Station, Ottawa, Ont.”... Read More

The fall of Sir Henry Pellatt, king of Casa Loma

A carved marble fountain of child figures supporting a dolphin, a solid bronze buffalo head, and hundreds of champagne flutes, wine... Read More

Reimagine YEG: Blatchford Control Tower

Image rendering created by Michael Zabinski. The image is fictional and does not serve as official material for the Blatchford... Read More

A tour of Queen & Spadina a hundred years ago

It has been nearly 200 years since the intersection of Queen & Spadina was born. When the two roads first met, Toronto still... Read More

Archival film of the 1990 Toronto Pride celebration

Today at Noon the City of Toronto kicks off Pride Week by raising the rainbow flag at City Hall and to celebrate here is a new video... Read More

A dizzy history of revolving restaurants in Toronto

Nothing epitomizes space age urbanism quite like the revolving restaurant. Imagine sitting at the top of a modern skyscraper, the... Read More

The Canadian stop on the London Underground

This is Canada Water Station. It’s a stop on the London Underground. It’s right near the River Thames, in the middle of... Read More

Adaptive Re-Use through “Loft-Style Living”

With tall ceilings, open floor plans and often large windows it is not hard to see why people are drawn to loft-style apartments. The... Read More

A proud history of sidewalk superintendents in Toronto

Between 1931 and 1939, the construction at Rockefeller Center in New York City was a magnet for curious onlookers. America was mired... Read More