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

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