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

EVENT: yowLAB Film Festival in partnership with Ottawa Architecture Week

WHAT: yowLAB fall Film Festival launch, in partnership with Bytowne Cinema and Ottawa Architecture Week (Sep 28 – Oct 5) FILM: Last... Read More

EVENT: Play – A special edition OTTAWA (DE)TOUR in collaboration with Spacing Ottawa

What: Special Edition of Ottawa (de)tours PLAY walking tour, in collaboration with Spacing Ottawa When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 at... Read More

Image of the Past: Ploughing Matches at the Central Experimental Farm, Autumn 1919

Image: ‘Modern tractor at ploughing match, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Ont., Autumn 1919′ Location: Central... Read More

The Marine Building – Built on Rum?

I had thought the Marine Building was built by the Guinness family until I started doing some research on this Art Deco icon for my... Read More

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