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

Toronto’s secret Viking heritage

The Vikings probably aren’t the first people who leap to mind when you think of Toronto’s heritage. After all, we’re... Read More

Remembering the Rogers Road streetcar

Intersection of Rogers and Old Weston Roads, looking west, August 4, 1972 From Toronto Archives – Fonds 1526, File 72, Item 61... Read More

The guy Toronto was originally named after — and his big sex scandal

This column towers above the city of London, England in one of the prominent spots in town. It’s at the top of some stairs just... Read More

Good reads: summer 2014 issue of Fort York’s free newsletter, Fife and Drum, is out

The summer issue of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released last month.  The articles include: An... Read More