What Philadelphia can teach Toronto about art, history, and public spaces

Among North American cities, few can boast the depth of history that’s on offer in Philadelphia. The compact downtown, plotted out by... Read More

Forgotten TTC architecture a reminder of nixed transit plans

Toronto is building the East Bayfront LRT. Well, sort of. This week, Metro News reported that the City of Toronto has set aside $2... 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

Dead rail lines, lost streets, and more Toronto oddities

There’s a couple of new lofts at the southeast corner of Carlaw and Dundas. The courtyard between the two buildings curves... Read More

Unveiling the Bloor Viaduct’s Luminous Veil

At night, the Rosedale Ravine is dark. It’s so dark, in fact, that the Bloor Viaduct is just shapes overhead, cobwebby steel arches... Read More

A dizzy history of revolving restaurants in Toronto

Nothing epitomizes space age urbanism quite like the revolving restaurant. Imagine sitting at the top of a modern skyscraper, the... Read More

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

How Toronto learned to love the patio

For all the time Torontonians will spend sipping lager and pinot on patios this summer, it would be easy to conclude that the people... Read More