The independent Toronto Republic of Rathnelly

To celebrate the Centennial, on Saturday, June 10,  1967, the roughly 400 residents of Rathnelly Ave. and several nearby streets... Read More

Toronto’s most deadly disaster: the nightmare on the SS Noronic

It was late. The Noronic was quiet. The ship was docked at the foot of Yonge Street, gently rocking in the dark waves. Almost everyone... Read More

Pour one out for the Toronto Coach Terminal

For an busy intercity transit hub in a major North American city, the Toronto Coach Terminal is a sorry sight. Marooned a significant... Read More

Toronto’s history in two buildings

Back in May and June of 2015, the Guardian newspaper ran an intriguing series on its Cities page entitled “A history of cities in 50... Read More

Emma Goldman in Toronto — one last victory for The Most Dangerous Woman in the World

The Most Dangerous Woman in the World was playing a quiet game of cards. It was a snowy Toronto evening in the winter of 1940, that... Read More

The great Stanley Cup thefts of 1970

The last person to lift the Stanley Cup in Toronto was an unknown thief who swiped the trophy from the Sports Hall of Fame in... Read More

The Beaver Wars & Toronto in the 1600s

1687. A year of war and famine on the shores of Lake Ontario. That summer, on a night in early July, an army camped near the mouth of... Read More

Remembering the ill-fated CN Turbo train

On December 10, 1968, a sleek new locomotive glided out from the sooty train shed at Toronto’s Union Station. Streamlined and... Read More

How the TTC lost and found its subway style

Not many people could have known that behind the advertising billboards on the platform of College station was something no-one had... Read More

Special Edition of Fife & Drum: all the new urban things at Fort York

A special edition of Fife and Drum, the newsletter produced by the Friends of Fort York, was just released to capture the incredible... Read More