Building the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension

The Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) is advancing towards completion in the Northwest end of the city. The project is now... Read More

First Canadian Place: 40 years on top in Toronto

First Canadian Place has been the tallest skyscraper in Canada for four decades now. At 298.1 metres from sidewalk to rooftop, the... Read More

Good Reads: Spring 2015 Edition of Fort York’s newsletter Fife & Drum

The spring edition of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released recently.  Loads of maps and... Read More

LORINC: Tearing down Gardiner East is all in the numbers

Does the melodrama over the projected two- to ten-minute delay that may occur due to the removal of the lower portion of the Gardiner... Read More

Stadia mania: Toronto’s six-decade quest for a civic stadium

The Stadocentre, Metrodome, Astrodome, and Tower Dome: Toronto historically has had no lack of imagination when it comes to dreaming... Read More

Stairs to nowhere, trap streets, and other Toronto oddities

There’s a set of stairs on Greenwood Avenue that lead nowhere. At the top, a wooden fence at the end of someone’s back... Read More

The transformer next door

The lights are on but there’s no-one home at 640 Millwood Rd. The two-storey suburban home near Bayview and Eglinton doesn’t exactly... Read More

Welcome to your private nuclear fallout shelter

In 1959, the builders of Regency Acres, a 700-home subdivision in Aurora, Ontario, offered something no other homebuilder in the... Read More

LORINC: Local communities to help build Metrolinx projects

Just two weeks after Metrolinx’s boring machines broke through the extraction shaft at Allen Road, the regional agency reached another... Read More

The new American streetcar: A visit to Detroit, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Tampa

Cross-posted from Marshall’s Musings, the author’s personal blog I recently went on a short vacation, driving down Highway... Read More