Heritage conservation districts are long overdue

This is a guest post by Mary L. MacDonald (Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, City Planning) in response to... Read More

The space age Parkway Plaza, Toronto’s first heritage supermarket

It was only a shopping mall, but when the Parkway Plaza opened at Ellesmere Road and Victoria Park Avenue in 1958, it signalled the... Read More

Misuse of Heritage Conservation Districts can deaden both past and future

The City of Toronto believes it has found a silver bullet to control development pressure in the downtown core through the use of a... Read More

Book Review: Toronto Then and Now

Toronto Then and Now is an elegant, large-format coffee table book that highlights the past and present of some of Toronto’s... Read More

The life and death of Peter Dickinson and The Inn on the Park

Peter Dickinson was dying when he designed the Inn on the Park. From a bed in Mount Sinai hospital, his body weakened from cancer... Read More

Toronto’s Summerville pool is a slice of the Mediterranean

It’s easy to overlook the Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pools. Despite its sturdy presence on Lake Shore Boulevard East, the... Read More

The Toronto Park Pavilion needs your love

It’s hard not to love the Park Pavilion. Designed in 1958 by British-born architect Alan Crossley and consulting engineer... Read More

How Toronto built the CN Tower

The CN Tower is one of the most important buildings ever constructed in Canada. Like it or loathe it, the absurd, 553-metre concrete... Read More

How City Hall ended up on St. Clair Avenue

In the late 1940s, Toronto City Hall was bursting at the seams. Now known as Old City Hall, the building on the northeast corner of... Read More