Going back in time to Toronto Island of the 1800s at Long Point

While gazing over old maps of Toronto, I often long to experience the city before its landscape was so significantly altered. What was... Read More

Toronto’s Art Deco legacy celebrated

Facing each other across Spadina Avenue just north of Adelaide, the Tower and Balfour Buildings frame a striking entryway into... Read More

The TORONTO sign: How life imitates graphic design

To the delight of many, it was recently announced that the TORONTO sign in Nathan Phillips Square will remain in front of City Hall... Read More

Toronto is a geologic force: the Lost Rivers guide to the PATH system

Last month, I joined a Lost Rivers walk within the PATH system. Typically engaged with tracing the routes of buried creeks within... Read More

Exploring “downtown” Centreville in the winter: A ghost town in more ways than one

At the peak of it’s population in the 1950s, homes, cottages, and mansions lined the entirety of Toronto Island from... Read More

Storymobile is telling Canada’s Main Street stories from Mimico to the Maritimes

If you’ve travelled through Mimico – a waterfront neighbourhood in Toronto’s west end – during the last few months... Read More

Nicknaming the Toronto Skyline — why buildings need affectionate names

With the L Tower nearing completion, Toronto’s horizon has been pierced by another iconic skyscraper. The L Tower’s semicircular form... Read More

Lake Ontario is a Sea

A few weeks ago I biked over to The Guild park. Known for its collection of modern Toronto “ruins”, a bonus to visiting the park is... Read More

La Ville Reine — The French underground is all around us in Toronto

Last week I was driving along College enjoying a jazzy groove on 90.3 FM Espace Musique. When the song ended and the hosts returned to... Read More

Keeping warm this winter in Toronto’s indoor spaces

For most Torontonians, Spring couldn’t come any sooner. The icy cold that has gripped the city since December has let up on only a few... Read More