The tragic final days of Lucy Maud Montgomery

This is where Lucy Maud Montgomery died: the house she called Journey’s End. It’s on Riverside Drive in Swansea: the west... Read More

John Graves Simcoe’s weird relationship with slavery

Meet John Graves Simcoe. Founder of Toronto. British veteran of the American Revolution. And an avowed abolitionist with a very weird... Read More

Toronto’s Depression-era beauty queen baseball star

Women have been playing baseball for as long as anyone can remember. And for much of that time, they’ve been playing despite the... Read More

The night Neil Young was conceived

It was the last winter of the Second World War. 1945. The first week of February. Far away in Europe, the Nazis were crumbling: the... Read More

Toronto’s most deadly disaster: the nightmare on the SS Noronic

It was late. The Noronic was quiet. The ship was docked at the foot of Yonge Street, gently rocking in the dark waves. Almost everyone... Read More

Emma Goldman in Toronto — one last victory for The Most Dangerous Woman in the World

The Most Dangerous Woman in the World was playing a quiet game of cards. It was a snowy Toronto evening in the winter of 1940, that... Read More

The Beaver Wars & Toronto in the 1600s

1687. A year of war and famine on the shores of Lake Ontario. That summer, on a night in early July, an army camped near the mouth of... Read More

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