The gorge-ous Rouge Valley

The opening lines of Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" read "Whose woods these are I think I... Read More

Seeing the forest for the trails

The forested ravines that wind through Toronto are one of our city's most valuable resources. They filter the air, absorb rain and... Read More

The new gateways to the city?

Whether travelling into Toronto by vehicle or transit, there is little indication that you've arrived at the border of the city... Read More

The times ain’t interchanging

In the western corner of North York sits a peculiar intersection in one of the city's bleakest environments. In 1972, the old... Read More

Dundas and Roncevalles

Facing south on Dundas Street West just below Bloor Street, you're looking at a choice out of The Wizard of Oz. The place where... Read More

Carlton and Parliament

I went shopping for Halloween candy at the drug store on Parliament when I lived in Cabbagetown. The guy in line in front of me, I... Read More

At the crossroads

The sum of Toronto's intersections is one giant intersection. We know that the Huron people portentously called this patch of land... Read More

A-salting the Earth

It's almost impossible to make plans with my dad in the winter. His rural sensibilities dictate that as soon as the first... Read More

Hurricane Hazel leaves her mark

When Hurricane Hazel reached Toronto on October 15, 1954, residents of the Humber River Valley were hardest hit. Many of them lived in... Read More

History repeats itself

We're all too aware of the misuse of our waterfront — and of the many, many unrealised plans to re-imagine it as a green... Read More