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

First Canadian Place: 40 years on top in Toronto

First Canadian Place has been the tallest skyscraper in Canada for four decades now. At 298.1 metres from sidewalk to rooftop, the... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 6: Are privately owned public spaces the answer to parks deficit?

Over the next year, City of Toronto politicians and planners will be faced with an unprecedented challenge: how to create amenable... Read More

Stadia mania: Toronto’s six-decade quest for a civic stadium

The Stadocentre, Metrodome, Astrodome, and Tower Dome: Toronto historically has had no lack of imagination when it comes to dreaming... Read More

REID: Some thoughts on the 1 Bloor West proposal

Last week, the owner of the land at 1 Bloor West (the former location of Stollery’s, plus some adjacent property) unveiled a... Read More

Stairs to nowhere, trap streets, and other Toronto oddities

There’s a set of stairs on Greenwood Avenue that lead nowhere. At the top, a wooden fence at the end of someone’s back... Read More

“Fun and frolic” at a Toronto double hanging

“The morning broke dark and gloomy, and with the first faint streaks of early dawn the workmen were industriously employed in... Read More