EVENT: Toronto’s Psychogeography, Spaces, and Places Discussion – Sat Nov 4th

Editor: This is a guest post by Parker Kay WHAT: Pumice Raft Art Talk #2 – Toronto’s Psychogeography, Spaces, and Places –... Read More

A million Canadian post-war homes

The Camisso family never expected a parade when they bought their first house, a little suburban bungalow in the new Wishing Well... Read More

The parking garage of the future!

In the 1950s and 60s, Toronto, like cities all over the world, struggled with challenges delivered by the rise of the private... Read More

The story of the Toronto Island’s modern architecture

When the flood water on the Toronto Island eventually recedes it will reveal a damaged and possibly forever altered landscape. For the... Read More

The short, mysterious life of the Beard Building

The Beard Building is a historical enigma. Toronto’s first skyscraper, the 7-storey building was constructed in 1895 to designs... Read More

The oddities of the Dundas Street Extension

In December 1954, the railway tracks near Logan Avenue presented the final obstacle in one of Toronto’s first major post-war... Read More

The lost streets of South Parkdale

No Toronto neighbourhood paid for the Gardiner Expressway quite like Parkdale. Before construction of the lakefront highway in 1958... Read More

The demise of the first “air rights” project in Toronto

When Toronto’s first subway line opened in 1954, much of track north of Bloor Street was located in a shallow, open trench. The... Read More

The story behind the first computer in Canada

In 1949, a team of professors and graduate students at the University of Toronto began building a machine no-one in Canada, and few in... Read More

The space age Parkway Plaza, Toronto’s first heritage supermarket

It was only a shopping mall, but when the Parkway Plaza opened at Ellesmere Road and Victoria Park Avenue in 1958, it signalled the... Read More