Fascist neighbours: Thanks to Mussolini’s rise, Toronto’s Italian fascists were energetic in asserting their worldview

During the 1920s and 1930s, Italian Torontonians witnessed the establishment and expansion of a sizeable fascist element within their... Read More

Women’s urban citizenship: the history of purpose-built apartments for women

From turn of the century boarding houses to today’s condo boom, housing has long been both the gateway and the barrier to the city for... Read More

REID: On Public Etiquette

It’s not a coincidence that words for people who understand good etiquette – polite, urbane – are derived from classical words for... Read More

Stories, Struggles and Song: Cantonese Opera in Toronto

Cantonese opera is in my genes. Whenever my mother put me and my two younger sisters down for our afternoon nap, she’d crank up the... Read More

Doug Ford’s TTC subway upload and Margaret Thatcher’s cautionary tale

As the province contemplates major structural change to Toronto’s transit system, I want to offer London’s rocky history... Read More

Guest Op-ed: Building a Waterfront City in Toronto

OP-ED: By City Councillor Joe Cressy Revitalizing our waterfront is the largest and longest-lasting project that we will leave for... Read More

The Bloor Street Viaduct

As the City celebrates the centennial of Toronto’s most recognizable pieces of infrastructure with the unveiling of a historical... Read More

REID: Heritage beyond a building’s walls

Hidden in the Distillery District, behind the unremarkable door of 36 Distillery Lane, is a staircase-museum. The simple stairway... Read More

The complicated history of Canadian blackface

In 1841, travelling American circuses came to Toronto for the first time and blackface came with them. According to University of... Read More

Marcus Garvey’s place in Toronto’s history

For the past several years, 355 College Street has been home to Thymeless Bar, a reggae nightspot situated just steps from Kensington... Read More