The evolution of the big gay dance party

The world moves in a mysterious way, its cities reform, and though there are any number of ultimately undecipherable forces at work in... Read More

Dupont gets it done

Dupont is the quintessential back — or above — street of the old city of Toronto. For drivers it's a shortcut across... Read More

This ain’t a library

It's a cold Wednesday night in February, and the windows of 572 College Street are steamed up. Eighty people are packed into... Read More

Power shortage

When I was a boy in Flemingdon Park, all of us kids who resided in the public housing units had to trek across the broad east-west... Read More

Linking health and wealth

A 2008 study by the Canadian Medical Association predicted the number of deaths from air pollution will likely skyrocket over the next... Read More

Fostering new voices in city elections

Compared to its immediate predecessor, the 2006 Toronto municipal election was a bit of a bore. The mayoral race was a foregone... Read More

Tracking who pays for elections

Rob MacDermid is a political science professor at York University. His Funding City Politics report was released in January 2009 by... Read More

Lost grandeur at the curb

Nestled behind the Edwardian factory buildings of Spadina and the Victorian storefronts of Queen, a little park sits in quiet contrast... Read More

Opening up the past

A fascinating artifact from our city's architectural history lies in storage at Black Creek Pioneer Village. The Toronto fire of... Read More

The gym comes to the park

With warm weather once again gracing us with its presence, our city's parks and trails have revealed themselves anew. To some of... Read More