The slow and deadly evolution of Toronto’s crosswalks

Crossing the street in Toronto has been a potentially deadly challenge for almost a century. Until the 1950s, when the number of... 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

There are 100 graves in the parking lot of this mall

The 100 or so people interred at Christie’s Methodist Cemetery near Warden and Finch never expected they would spend a portion... Read More

Fallen Toronto

Long-time Spacing illustrator Matthew Borrett has re-imagined his popular “Future Shoreline?” image, which appeared in the... Read More

How Tomlin’s Creek was lost, found, and lost again

There’s ancient Lake Iroquois sand on Glen Davis Crescent near Kingston Rd. and Woodbine Ave., you just have to look closely to... Read More

How the CN Tower killed Toronto’s rooftop lookouts

There was a time when observation decks were all the rage in Toronto. The designers and developers of tall buildings like TD Centre... Read More

Toronto’s swelling bedrock

In general, Toronto is a relatively easy place to build underground. Our glacial history left the city with stiff clayey soil and our... Read More

In memory of the St. Lawrence Market canopy

In 2012, National Geographic ranked the St. Lawrence Market the best in the world. The vendors on both sides of Front Street were... Read More

A guide to recognizing Toronto’s five saints

Old Toronto was a city of saints. Their names were stitched into the fabric of the community by the first settlers from the British... Read More