Magna Carta special: Fall 2015 Edition of Fort York’s newsletter Fife & Drum

The fall edition of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released last week and is a special one as the... Read More

How the Eaton Centre nearly wrecked Old City Hall

Ever since Toronto city council moved over the street in 1965, Toronto hasn’t quite known what to do with Old City Hall. The... Read More

What Amsterdam taught a Torontonian about urbanism

Tulips, windmills, and all those salacious, smoke-filled thoughts aside, Amsterdam is internationally regarded as a haven for urbanism... Read More

Joe Carter’s World Series-winning dream

The Blue Jays had won the World Series. For the first time in history, Major League Baseball’s championship banner was flying... Read More

The mysterious case of the grave of Stella Vanzant

When little Stella Vanzant died of causes unknown some time in the early 1800s, her bereaved father interred the girl’s young... Read More

That time Toronto City Hall starred in Star Trek

EDITOR’S NOTE: This articles was originally posted in October 2013; it’s being re-posted to celebrate the 50th anniversary... Read More

What Philadelphia can teach Toronto about art, history, and public spaces

Among North American cities, few can boast the depth of history that’s on offer in Philadelphia. The compact downtown, plotted out by... Read More

Forgotten TTC architecture a reminder of nixed transit plans

Toronto is building the East Bayfront LRT. Well, sort of. This week, Metro News reported that the City of Toronto has set aside $2... Read More

The very first ride at the CNE

It all started back in the mid-1800s, as a relatively small provincial fair. They held it in a field out behind Upper Canada College... Read More

Happy birthday to the Toronto streetcar system

There are perhaps few things more symbolic of Toronto than its streetcars. For more than 150 years, surface rail has formed the... Read More