Beaches historical sight: East of Silver Birch

Toronto historian Richard White has recently completed an original new history of the Beaches neighbourhood that should be out and... Read More

How activists saved Toronto’s streetcars 50 years ago this month

While Toronto had the largest streetcar fleet in North America in the late 1960s, TTC planners and management were focused on... Read More

Will Bill 23 kill heritage protections?

The Ontario government has proposed new legislation called the More Homes, Built Faster Act (Bill 23). But I’d prefer an act called... Read More

The Blue Cabin: A Dream of Home in Uncertain Times

Amidst widespread housing instability, many feel that we may never again be able to dream of a home to call our own. There’s a deep... Read More

ELECTION: ART vs Art — when artists enlivened a walkover campaign by a bland establishment mayoral incumbent

As far as Toronto mayoral elections go, 1982 was a snoozer. With no prominent competition, Art Eggleton was assured a second term... Read More

Monumental success: Toronto’s Stone Distillery has stood the test of time

The Stone Distillery, which anchors the southwest corner of the Distillery Historic District, is a noble backdrop for thousands of... Read More

Book Review: Modern Heritage – Reuse, Renovation, Restoration

Edited by Ana Tostões, Docomomo International & Birkhäuser Publishers, 2022 Modernism was the defining architectural expression of... Read More

Neighbourhood tour: the beginnings of Afro-Caribbean food culture in Toronto

This weekend, starting at King St. and Church St. in front of St. James Cathedral, the Hungry for Comfort Neighborhood Tour will... Read More

Book Review – Meet Me By The Fountain: An Inside History of The Mall

What was your mall? Mine was Oakridge Centre in Vancouver. It wasn’t particularly glamorous with its exterior of boring brown brick... Read More

The Tower Default

“Hell is paved with good intentions.” ― Samuel Johnson “But remember that good intentions pave many roads. Not all of them lead to... Read More