First Canadian Place: 40 years on top in Toronto

First Canadian Place has been the tallest skyscraper in Canada for four decades now. At 298.1 metres from sidewalk to rooftop, the... Read More

Remembering the Great Toronto Fire of 1904

It was a miserably cold night, with bitter gusts of wind and a light snow even though it was the middle of April. And about an hour... Read More

Good Reads: Spring 2015 Edition of Fort York’s newsletter Fife & Drum

The spring edition of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released recently.  Loads of maps and... Read More

The true story of Toronto’s island ghost

They say that on some dark nights, as an eerie mist creeps over the Toronto islands, you can still hear him moaning somewhere in the... Read More

How Toronto learned to love the patio

For all the time Torontonians will spend sipping lager and pinot on patios this summer, it would be easy to conclude that the people... Read More

How Toronto invented the PC, then forgot about it

The Royal York Hotel, September 25, 1973. Computer experts Mers Kutt, Gordon Ramer, Ted Edwards, and Reg Rea are standing around a... Read More

An illustrated history of baseball in Toronto

No one knows exactly when baseball was born. There’s a story about an American war hero, Abner Doubleday, inventing the game in... Read More

Stadia mania: Toronto’s six-decade quest for a civic stadium

The Stadocentre, Metrodome, Astrodome, and Tower Dome: Toronto historically has had no lack of imagination when it comes to dreaming... Read More

The bloody Burlington Races and the war for Lake Ontario

They appeared out of the darkness, looming above the waves. Ten warships sailing across Lake Ontario, far out in the water south of... Read More

A tour of Toronto’s skyline in the summer of 1930

The summer of 1930. It was the beginning of a difficult decade for Toronto, along with much of the rest of the world. The Great... Read More