Bautista’s bat flip and the making of history in Toronto

The very first legendary home run ever hit in Toronto was hit in 1887. More than a century before Joe Carter’s famous World... Read More

The tragic tale of Toronto’s first big baseball star

The bases were loaded. It was the bottom of the eight. This was it: first place was on the line. Toronto and Newark headed into that... Read More

Joe Carter’s World Series-winning dream

The Blue Jays had won the World Series. For the first time in history, Major League Baseball’s championship banner was flying... Read More

That time Toronto City Hall starred in Star Trek

EDITOR’S NOTE: This articles was originally posted in October 2013; it’s being re-posted to celebrate the 50th anniversary... Read More

The very first ride at the CNE

It all started back in the mid-1800s, as a relatively small provincial fair. They held it in a field out behind Upper Canada College... Read More

Mary Pickford’s most magical photographs

Back in the early 1900s, Mary Pickford wasn’t just one of the most famous people from Toronto. She was one of the most famous... Read More

John Graves Simcoe, Napoleon Bonaparte & the politics of horse shit

This is a photo of horse shit. But it’s not just any photo of horse shit. This horse shit is on Woodbury Common — a beautiful... Read More

Toronto’s small piece of a Wonder of the Ancient World

You’ll find him on the third floor of the Royal Ontario Museum. He’s tucked away in a quiet, easy-to-miss corner far at... Read More

Toronto’s rebel mayor and his pirate admiral

William Lyon Mackenzie ran for his life. His rebellion had failed. It was a disaster. His rebel army was crushed on Yonge Street. His... Read More

A tour of Queen & Spadina a hundred years ago

It has been nearly 200 years since the intersection of Queen & Spadina was born. When the two roads first met, Toronto still... Read More