A need for high speed rail reality

GO Transit commuter train at Brampton Station, on the Toronto-Kitchener rail corridor Last week, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the... Read More

The oddities of the Dundas Street Extension

In December 1954, the railway tracks near Logan Avenue presented the final obstacle in one of Toronto’s first major post-war... Read More

A new low for the Scarborough Subway champion

For 2016’s annual Torontoist Heroes and Villains feature, I nominated Toronto Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38... Read More

The demise of the first “air rights” project in Toronto

When Toronto’s first subway line opened in 1954, much of track north of Bloor Street was located in a shallow, open trench. The... Read More

The Shell Oil Tower is a lost 1950s masterpiece

A little over 30 years ago this winter, one of Toronto’s earliest Modern buildings was pulled to the ground. When the Shell Oil... Read More

LORINC: A watchdog for all those $2 road tolls

During the (only half-finished) debate over John Tory’s road tolls scheme, the mayor offered up what looked mostly like a... Read More

Metrolinx’s suburban plans for an urban transit system

At its last board meeting on December 8, Metrolinx presented an update on the status of 12 new GO Transit rail stations, all located... Read More

LORINC: The new Toronto Courthouse emerges from The Ward

As archeologists begin to reveal two centuries of commerce on the North Market site, Toronto’s other major active dig site – the... Read More

LORINC: Trump, Trudeau and the Liberals’ economic agenda

The surrealist performance art show that is the Trump transition process has provided the world with a torrent of distraction that... Read More

The life and death of Peter Dickinson and The Inn on the Park

Peter Dickinson was dying when he designed the Inn on the Park. From a bed in Mount Sinai hospital, his body weakened from cancer... Read More