“Fun and frolic” at a Toronto double hanging

“The morning broke dark and gloomy, and with the first faint streaks of early dawn the workmen were industriously employed in... Read More

Marcel Duchamp and John Cage play musical chess in Toronto

On a cold winter’s night in 1968, a phone rang in an apartment on Spadina Road. The man who answered it was Lowell Cross, an... Read More

New Old City

Edmonton’s built heritage has been front and centre a lot over the last several months and in recent weeks the possible... Read More

Video Vancouver: To Build a Better City (1964)

A 1964 City of Vancouver/CMHC film There was a time when old poor neighbourhoods were considered an urban blight and needed to be... Read More

The transformer next door

The lights are on but there’s no-one home at 640 Millwood Rd. The two-storey suburban home near Bayview and Eglinton doesn’t exactly... Read More

A Toronto statue from the graveyard of the British Empire

Our story ends in Toronto, but it starts nearly 12,000 kilometers away: in India, at a place called Coronation Park. It’s a... Read More

Main Streets: At the Heart of Vancouver’s Communities

Main streets enliven downtowns everywhere. The mix of public spaces with a diverse array of heritage buildings and new developments... Read More

Urbsanity: Great Architects, Great Stories

With January already out of the way, 2015 is shaping up to be a very interesting year for Ottawa. During the past 12 months the... Read More

Toronto is a geologic force: the Lost Rivers guide to the PATH system

Last month, I joined a Lost Rivers walk within the PATH system. Typically engaged with tracing the routes of buried creeks within... Read More

Image of the Past: Skating at Rideau Hall, 1915

Image: Skating, Rideau Hall Location: Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Canada Date of photo: 1915 Photographer/Source: Basil Reid/Library and... Read More