Going back in time to Toronto Island of the 1800s at Long Point

While gazing over old maps of Toronto, I often long to experience the city before its landscape was so significantly altered. What was... Read More

Toronto’s Summerville pool is a slice of the Mediterranean

It’s easy to overlook the Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pools. Despite its sturdy presence on Lake Shore Boulevard East, the... Read More

LORINC: The Rail Deck Park considered

About two years ago, deputy city manager John Livey, Toronto’s top planner, realized the strategy of creating pocket parks and little... Read More

40 in the shade: Toronto’s worst heatwave

For an excruciating week in July, 1936, Toronto, the province, and much of Canada burned. An unprecedented and deadly continent-wide... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: Garden of Future Follies – An Interview with Hadley+Maxwell

Interview by: Melanie Fasche Hadley+Maxwell are a Canadian artist duo formed in Vancouver in 1997 and now based in Berlin. Their body... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: On the Waterfront, building public art collections in Toronto’s newest neighbourhoods

By: Rebecca Carbin Previous articles in The Artful City series provide a thorough overview of Toronto’s approach to commissioning... 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

What Amsterdam taught a Torontonian about urbanism

Tulips, windmills, and all those salacious, smoke-filled thoughts aside, Amsterdam is internationally regarded as a haven for urbanism... Read More

GARDINER EAST: Using the rail corridor to crack the highway riddle

The Gardiner East Follies returns for yet another extended run at City Hall beginning on Tuesday morning, when city officials present... Read More

Gardiner East: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Megacity

 On Thursday, June 11, Toronto City Council voted to maintain the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis Street and the Don Valley... Read More