A guide to recognizing Toronto’s five saints

Old Toronto was a city of saints. Their names were stitched into the fabric of the community by the first settlers from the British... Read More

Modernism in Vancouver Part Two: West Coast Modernism

While mid-century commercial architecture was embracing International Style with its clean-edged steel and glass construction... Read More

Book Review: Twenty Minutes in Manhattan

Every morning, the architect and writer Michael Sorkin walks downtown from his Greenwich Village apartment through Washington Square... Read More

Billy Bishop and the rich and famous

One spring day in 1916, Billy Bishop woke up in the hospital. He was in London, England. Today, the building overlooking Bryanston... Read More

Get Fortified: Grand opening of the Fort York Visitor Centre + fall 2014 issue of Fife and Drum

Lots of Fort York news this week. First, the long-awaited visitors centre opens this Friday Sept 19 at 1:30PM. This is followed by a... Read More

Repurposing old buildings: Bryan Adams’ Gastown Studio

The following post is an excerpt from Sensational Vancouver: Bryan Adams was a military brat born in Kingston, Ontario. His parents... Read More

Mary Pickford’s nightmare honeymoon

It was 1920. Mary Pickford was the most famous woman in the world. She’d been born in Toronto in the late 1800s: on University... Read More

Papaschase: “Big Woodpecker”

To relocate the Métis-Cree away from Fort Edmonton and the highly-valued North Saskatchewan River, negotiations were made to create... Read More

A visit to McNabs Island, Halifax Harbour’s hidden gem

HALIFAX – Sitting at the entrance to Halifax Harbour, McNabs Island is a world apart from the hustle and bustle of urban... Read More

OC Transpo Nostalgia: A public transit trip back to 1959

As a part of the nostalgia that was the opening of Lansdowne Park last week, OC Transpo had a retro 1959 bus on display as a... Read More