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

Billy Bishop and the rich and famous

One spring day in 1916, Billy Bishop woke up in the hospital. He was in London, England. Today, the building overlooking Bryanston... Read More

Get Fortified: Grand opening of the Fort York Visitor Centre + fall 2014 issue of Fife and Drum

Lots of Fort York news this week. First, the long-awaited visitors centre opens this Friday Sept 19 at 1:30PM. This is followed by a... Read More

Mary Pickford’s nightmare honeymoon

It was 1920. Mary Pickford was the most famous woman in the world. She’d been born in Toronto in the late 1800s: on University... Read More

The Don Mills Curling Rink is a lost modernist gem

In aerial photos from the 1960s and 70s, the Don Mills Curling Rink looks like an bright white spaceship at the corner of Don Mills... Read More

The very first ride at the CNE

It all started back in the mid-1800s, as a relatively small provincial fair. The earliest version of the CNE was held in a field... 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

How the Simcoes fell in love — and the magical hills where it happened

These are the Blackdown Hills. They’re one of England’s official “Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty,” all... Read More

Urban Aperture: Public Space

Editor’s note: This is the eighth post in a series by students at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design... Read More

NXT City Prize: The archeology of Andrew Stewart

The NXT CITY PRIZE is all about vision to reimagine Toronto’s public spaces and inject a sense of energy, dynamism and reflexivity... Read More