Who will save Toronto’s old streetcars?

Toronto’s outgoing fleet of streetcars could be the first not to get a second life in another city. Perhaps due to advanced... Read More

Brampton’s Etobicoke Creek: floods, concrete, and new public spaces

The City of Brampton — Canada’s ninth largest municipality — was founded as a small community in the mid-19th century, as the... Read More

The Don Mills Safety Village taught kids to drive

1962 was a rough year for kids. In the 12 months between January and December, 20 young people under the age of 14 were killed on... Read More

From folk singers to folklore, 1960s Yorkville lingers

With Canadian Music Week taking place just in clubs throughout Toronto, the historic Masonic Temple concert hall on Yonge Street ... Read More

5 Things to know about Heritage Toronto Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Heritage Toronto Awards. Michael Kushnir, development and marketing coordinator for Heritage... Read More

Book Review – How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City

Walking was the primary way that people got around cities from the time cities first emerged until the 20th century. But, argues Joan... Read More

The “great monster of death” arrives in Toronto

Lenton Williams worked in the printing department at Eaton’s department store. On the evening of June 14, 1905, the 60-year-old was... Read More

When Haileybury burned, Toronto sent streetcars

The town of Haileybury sits on the shore of Lake Timiskaming, a serpentine body of water on the northern reaches of the Ottawa River... Read More

The curious origin of the original low-floor streetcar

Toronto is in the (unexpectedly slow) process of getting new low-floor streetcars. The goal of these new cars is accessibility —... Read More

Toronto’s Depression-era beauty queen baseball star

Women have been playing baseball for as long as anyone can remember. And for much of that time, they’ve been playing despite the... Read More