Chinatown in Colour, Before Condos and Coffee Bars

From sausage makers to seamstresses, a set of recently digitized photographs by Paul Yee reveal life in Vancouver’s Chinatown before... Read More

On This Patch of Grass: An Interview with Matt Hern, Daisy Couture, Selena Couture, and Sadie Couture

Parks are an important part of the contemporary city. Yet, the fact that parks are so common place makes critically discussion around... Read More

Stories, Struggles and Song: Cantonese Opera in Toronto

Cantonese opera is in my genes. Whenever my mother put me and my two younger sisters down for our afternoon nap, she’d crank up the... Read More

Doug Ford’s TTC subway upload and Margaret Thatcher’s cautionary tale

As the province contemplates major structural change to Toronto’s transit system, I want to offer London’s rocky history... Read More

Book Review – Dreamers and Designers: The Shaping of West Vancouver

Author: Francis Mansbridge (Harbour Publishing, 2018) The always-insightful Rebecca Solnit once wrote “A city always contains more... Read More

Guest Op-ed: Building a Waterfront City in Toronto

OP-ED: By City Councillor Joe Cressy Revitalizing our waterfront is the largest and longest-lasting project that we will leave for... Read More

The Bloor Street Viaduct

As the City celebrates the centennial of Toronto’s most recognizable pieces of infrastructure with the unveiling of a historical... Read More

REID: Heritage beyond a building’s walls

Hidden in the Distillery District, behind the unremarkable door of 36 Distillery Lane, is a staircase-museum. The simple stairway... Read More

Event – Vancouver Public Library – morph: What Kind of City Do We Want? Plan For Change, Nov. 19th

morph: What Kind of City Do We Want? Plan For Change WHEN: Monday, November 19, 2018 (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm) WHERE: Central Library... Read More

The complicated history of Canadian blackface

In 1841, travelling American circuses came to Toronto for the first time and blackface came with them. According to University of... Read More