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

REID: That’s a nice laneway, but it’s no woonerf

One of the more intriguing elements of the West Don Lands development was the promise that it would include some... Read More

The slow and deadly evolution of Toronto’s crosswalks

Crossing the street in Toronto has been a potentially deadly challenge for almost a century. Until the 1950s, when the number of... Read More

REID: Laneways as shared spaces

Last week, I was part of a panel discussion about the potential of Toronto’s laneways, organized by The Laneways Project. I... Read More

There are 100 graves in the parking lot of this mall

The 100 or so people interred at Christie’s Methodist Cemetery near Warden and Finch never expected they would spend a portion... Read More

How the CN Tower killed Toronto’s rooftop lookouts

There was a time when observation decks were all the rage in Toronto. The designers and developers of tall buildings like TD Centre... Read More

In memory of the St. Lawrence Market canopy

In 2012, National Geographic ranked the St. Lawrence Market the best in the world. The vendors on both sides of Front Street were... Read More