The cold war siren system Toronto never used

At Dundas West and Shaw, near Trinity-Bellwoods Park, there’s a conspicuous piece of Canada’s Cold War history. On top of... Read More

The killing of Aune Newell

She was found beneath a coat hidden under dogwood and sweet clover. Toronto parks department employee Harry Lemon saw her shoe first... 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

Why we need youth-created art in public spaces

At the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal on Queen’s Quay West, a colourful, 80-foot mosaic stretches the length of the pedestrian walkway... Read More

BACK TO SCHOOL: Why I use the city as a classroom

At this time of year, the signs abound. Colourful backpack displays have replaced the Slip-N-Slide demo at Walmart. And if you... Read More

The two worlds of my Etobicoke

My childhood was spent surrounded by the Humber River and grocery stores. I live in Rexdale, where there’s not much to do and every... Read More

SUMMER OF THE GUN: 10 years later, conclusion

 By John Lorinc and Idil Burale In 2005, the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Task Force made the following call to action: “No one... Read More

SUMMER OF THE GUN: 10 years later, pt. III

By Idil Burale and John Lorinc In Toronto, we are good at starting things, but we tend not to follow through or evaluate them down the... Read More

SUMMER OF THE GUN: 10 years later, pt. II

The response to the summer of the gun has been characterized as a combination of prevention (i.e. place-based investment) and... Read More