With summer coming to an end and nature’s most colourful season just around the corner, I’m reminded of an architectural... Read More

Architecture Fetish: Longhouses

Toronto has been inhabited for thousands of years. During those years countless structures were built housing the aboriginal peoples... Read More

Architecture Fetish: Log(ically) Toronto

Though I maintain Toronto’s first architectural style was The Georgian, I want to give a more humble form of early architecture... Read More

Architecture Fetish: By George!

  Toronto is a Georgian city. It’s our first architectural style and the basis of our city’s grid plan. There may not be... Read More

Architecture Fetish: A PoMo ProMo

Postmodern architecture may often be equated with the excess of the 80s and may be derided along with shoulder pads and power suits as... Read More

Architecture Fetish: Bungalow Cool

Toronto is a city of bungalows. Though we’d fancy ourselves as a city of tall and thin Victorians, tightly packed together on... Read More

Toronto’s French Connection

Casa Loma may be Toronto’s favourite and best-known castle, but chateaus still abound. The chateau style was used all over the... Read More

I am (not) lovin’ it

Another one bites the dust. Not that the potential loss of a McDonald’s restaurant causes me any particular heartache, but this... Read More

Toronto meets Marrakesh

Given the winter we’ve been having it would seem impossible to think of Toronto as being in any way exotic, much less to draw... Read More

Toronto Prairie: Our (almost) missing style

Toronto is pretty flat, but it’s no prairie. Perhaps that’s why the Prairie style didn’t catch on. While it’s... Read More