When terror strikes urban geographies of hope

Guest post by Paul Cohen, a professor in the Department of History at the University of Toronto and an occasional contributor... Read More

The cold war siren system Toronto never used

At Dundas West and Shaw, near Trinity-Bellwoods Park, there’s a conspicuous piece of Canada’s Cold War history. On top of... Read More

The killing of Aune Newell

She was found beneath a coat hidden under dogwood and sweet clover. Toronto parks department employee Harry Lemon saw her shoe first... Read More

Bautista’s bat flip and the making of history in Toronto

The very first legendary home run ever hit in Toronto was hit in 1887. More than a century before Joe Carter’s famous World... Read More

5 subtle signs of lost rivers in Toronto

Like many North American cities, the street grid in downtown Toronto is (for the most part) rigidly geometric. Where there’s an... Read More

The tragic tale of Toronto’s first big baseball star

The bases were loaded. It was the bottom of the eight. This was it: first place was on the line. Toronto and Newark headed into that... Read More

Magna Carta special: Fall 2015 Edition of Fort York’s newsletter Fife & Drum

The fall edition of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released last week and is a special one as the... Read More

How the Eaton Centre nearly wrecked Old City Hall

Ever since Toronto city council moved over the street in 1965, Toronto hasn’t quite known what to do with Old City Hall. The... Read More

What Amsterdam taught a Torontonian about urbanism

Tulips, windmills, and all those salacious, smoke-filled thoughts aside, Amsterdam is internationally regarded as a haven for urbanism... Read More

Joe Carter’s World Series-winning dream

The Blue Jays had won the World Series. For the first time in history, Major League Baseball’s championship banner was flying... Read More