The grim history of the Ku Klux Klan in Toronto

Two men in hooded Ku Klux Klan uniforms flash Nazi salutes on a porch. Beside them, a woman with “white power” tattooed crudely across... Read More

The day the sun turned blue above Toronto

The first sign of the apocalypse came on a Saturday night in the early autumn of 1950. It was a little after 9 o’clock... Read More

The slow and deadly evolution of Toronto’s crosswalks

Crossing the street in Toronto has been a potentially deadly challenge for almost a century. Until the 1950s, when the number of... Read More

The giant prehistoric beavers of the Don Valley Brick Works

Meet the giant beaver. It’s one of the largest rodents to have ever walked the earth: as much as seven feet long and more than 200... Read More

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

A special edition of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released recently to celebrate the opening of... Read More

There are 100 graves in the parking lot of this mall

The 100 or so people interred at Christie’s Methodist Cemetery near Warden and Finch never expected they would spend a portion... Read More

Two Toronto nurses and one of the most terrible nights of the First World War

One dark night in the summer of 1918, the HMHS Llandovery Castle was steaming through the waters of the North Atlantic. She was far... Read More

How Tomlin’s Creek was lost, found, and lost again

There’s ancient Lake Iroquois sand on Glen Davis Crescent near Kingston Rd. and Woodbine Ave., you just have to look closely to... Read More

The first (almost) Canadian President

There’s a small town on the very western edge of England, not far from the River Severn, which marks the border with Wales. It’s... Read More

Lake Ontario is a Sea

A few weeks ago I biked over to The Guild park. Known for its collection of modern Toronto “ruins”, a bonus to visiting the park is... Read More