Beaches historical sight: East of Silver Birch

Toronto historian Richard White has recently completed an original new history of the Beaches neighbourhood that should be out and... Read More

How activists saved Toronto’s streetcars 50 years ago this month

While Toronto had the largest streetcar fleet in North America in the late 1960s, TTC planners and management were focused on... Read More

Will Bill 23 kill heritage protections?

The Ontario government has proposed new legislation called the More Homes, Built Faster Act (Bill 23). But I’d prefer an act called... Read More

ELECTION: ART vs Art — when artists enlivened a walkover campaign by a bland establishment mayoral incumbent

As far as Toronto mayoral elections go, 1982 was a snoozer. With no prominent competition, Art Eggleton was assured a second term... Read More

Monumental success: Toronto’s Stone Distillery has stood the test of time

The Stone Distillery, which anchors the southwest corner of the Distillery Historic District, is a noble backdrop for thousands of... Read More

Neighbourhood tour: the beginnings of Afro-Caribbean food culture in Toronto

This weekend, starting at King St. and Church St. in front of St. James Cathedral, the Hungry for Comfort Neighborhood Tour will... Read More

The emergence of the “Toronto Special” Modernist walk-up apartments

The “Toronto Special” is a distinctly urban home that emerged during a post-war period associated with the rapid expansion... Read More

Why We Can’t Go: A Report on Toronto’s Public Washrooms, pt. 1

Because this is Toronto, and because it’s important for officialdom to do certain things backwards, we’re going to spend... Read More

Streetcar photography as a window to Toronto’s changing landscapes

By Brian Doucet and Michael Doucet This excerpt is adapted from Streetcars and the Shifting Geographies of Toronto: a visual analysis... Read More

REID: Shadows and light – a longstanding debate

It’s an argument, it turns out, that has been going on for centuries. When new tall or mid-rise buildings are discussed, one of the... Read More