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

BOOK REVIEW: Unruly Places

I have to be favourably inclined towards a book whose Canadian edition preface opens with a shout-out to Toronto urban explorer... Read More

Meet Bertie the Brain, the world’s first arcade game, built in Toronto

Almost two decades before the first video game found its way into an arcade, the Canadian National Exhibition hosted a strange... Read More

What happened to all the public washrooms in Toronto?

When nature calls in Toronto, it’s usually an obliging bar or cafe that answers. Outside of city parks and public buildings... Read More

EVENT — free screening Saturday of new doc “A Shift in the Landscape” exploring Richard Serra’s King City sculpture

WHAT: Screening of A Shift in the Landscape WHEN: Saturday June 28 at 6PM WHERE: Camera Bar, 1028 Queen St West COST: Free Shift, the... Read More

Door Open Weekend — ghosts, [murmur], maps, & Redesigning Toronto Pecha Kutcha-style

It’s Doors Open weekend in Toronto, the first city to do this and now the largest event like this in North America. This year... Read More

On loving Toronto — memories of the Annex and discovering Scarborough

EDITORS NOTE: We’re pleased to publish this meditation on being from Toronto by Christina Wong. Christina recently got her PhD... Read More