Pour one out for the Toronto Coach Terminal

For an busy intercity transit hub in a major North American city, the Toronto Coach Terminal is a sorry sight. Marooned a significant... Read More

Toronto’s history in two buildings

Back in May and June of 2015, the Guardian newspaper ran an intriguing series on its Cities page entitled “A history of cities in 50... Read More

How the TTC lost and found its subway style

Not many people could have known that behind the advertising billboards on the platform of College station was something no-one had... Read More

How the Eaton Centre nearly wrecked Old City Hall

Ever since Toronto city council moved over the street in 1965, Toronto hasn’t quite known what to do with Old City Hall. The... Read More

Awe in the city

The study of awe — the kind of jaw-dropping experience that makes you recalibrate your understanding of the world — originated with... Read More

Dead rail lines, lost streets, and more Toronto oddities

There’s a couple of new lofts at the southeast corner of Carlaw and Dundas. The courtyard between the two buildings curves... Read More

LORINC: Telling our story

Not for the first time, and certainly not the last, I came across a family of tourists in the subway the other day, trying to figure... Read More

The fall of Sir Henry Pellatt, king of Casa Loma

A carved marble fountain of child figures supporting a dolphin, a solid bronze buffalo head, and hundreds of champagne flutes, wine... Read More

A dizzy history of revolving restaurants in Toronto

Nothing epitomizes space age urbanism quite like the revolving restaurant. Imagine sitting at the top of a modern skyscraper, the... Read More