Bringing the Chinese Canadian Archive into view

On Dominion Day, 1923, Canadians were in a celebratory mood. But those good feelings didn’t extend into any Chinatown. July 1 came to... Read More

A warning to the Electors of Toronto (or Trump voters)

There has been a lot of critical (and not so critical) thinking and writing in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the US... Read More

The story behind the first computer in Canada

In 1949, a team of professors and graduate students at the University of Toronto began building a machine no-one in Canada, and few in... Read More

When will Toronto love its Modern architecture?

What do you picture when you read the words “heritage building.”? It probably isn’t the Carlton Tower at Yonge and... Read More

2016 Heritage Toronto Awards

The  Heritage Toronto Awards celebrate outstanding contributions in the promotion and conservation of Toronto’s history and... Read More

New Fife & Drum issue + call for participation in editorial board

The latest edition of Fife and Drum, the quarterly journal produced by the Friends of Fort York, was recently released. Of interest to... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 004, Hollywood North

In the wake of the Toronto International Film Festival, we take a look at the film and television industry’s impact on the city... Read More

Heritage conservation districts are long overdue

This is a guest post by Mary L. MacDonald (Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services, City Planning) in response to... Read More

The space age Parkway Plaza, Toronto’s first heritage supermarket

It was only a shopping mall, but when the Parkway Plaza opened at Ellesmere Road and Victoria Park Avenue in 1958, it signalled the... Read More

Book Review: Toronto Then and Now

Toronto Then and Now is an elegant, large-format coffee table book that highlights the past and present of some of Toronto’s... Read More