The grim history of the Ku Klux Klan in Toronto

Two men in hooded Ku Klux Klan uniforms flash Nazi salutes on a porch. Beside them, a woman with “white power” tattooed crudely across... Read More

The day the sun turned blue above Toronto

The first sign of the apocalypse came on a Saturday night in the early autumn of 1950. It was a little after 9 o’clock... Read More

Our Missing Heritage – What were we thinking? Part Two

The Marine Building is one of Vancouver’s most treasured buildings, a gorgeous example of Art Deco. So why did we destroy our other... Read More

Image of the Past: Ottawa Electric Railway

Image: ‘Electric street car, c 1900, Ottawa’ Location: Bank St & New Ed’boro Date of photo: 1900... Read More

The slow and deadly evolution of Toronto’s crosswalks

Crossing the street in Toronto has been a potentially deadly challenge for almost a century. Until the 1950s, when the number of... Read More

The giant prehistoric beavers of the Don Valley Brick Works

Meet the giant beaver. It’s one of the largest rodents to have ever walked the earth: as much as seven feet long and more than 200... Read More

EVENT: Vancouver Historical Society Christmas Book Sale, Nov. 27

Vancouver Historical Society’s Christmas book sale DATE: Thursday, November 27 TIME: Starts at 6:30pm, speaker at 7:30pm LOCATION... Read More

EVENT – Places That Matter #79: The Commodore Ballroom, Nov. 26

Places That Matter #79: The Commodore Ballroom WHEN: November 26, doors open 7pm, program starts at 8pm WHERE: The Commodore Ballroom... Read More

What’s next for the Dennis Building?

The Nova Scotia government really, really wants to tear down one of Canada’s greatest, grandest 19th-century office buildings... Read More

Good Reads: Special Edition of Fort York’s newsletter Fife & Drum

A special edition of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released recently to celebrate the opening of... Read More