2021 Toronto Heritage Award winners

The winners of the 2021 Heritage Toronto Awards were announced last night during an online ceremony. In its 46th year, the Heritage... Read More

The long history of cycling in Windsor, Canada’s Motor City

The Windsor Law Centre for Cities at the University of Windsor recently published a detailed history of cycling in Canada’s... Read More

EXCERPT: Outdoor School – Under the Freeway, a Forest: Some Notes on Trespassing

Outdoor School includes the contemporary environmental art of more than 20 Canadian and Indigenous artists.  Below is an excerpt from... Read More

Indigenous Toronto: Wandering Spirit School and the vision of Nimkiiquay

An excerpt from Indigenous Toronto (Coach House, 2021) on National Truth and Reconciliation Day. “We show them spirituality and love... Read More

Q&A with Umbereen Inayet: How to decolonize a city’s museums

Toronto’s history museums are in the midst of a transformation. The City’s Awakenings project, lead by Artistic Producer Umbereen... Read More

Scarborough’s First Bicycle Path – and the students behind it

The university students behind Scarborough’s first bicycle path couldn’t have predicted that it would one day provide a lifeline to... Read More

The Moccasin Identifier Project: Marking Indigenous history on the land

Earlier this month, I spoke to Carolyn King, historian, former Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit, and founder of the Moccasin... Read More

Urban Oral History: To understand cities we must talk to elders more, Part IV

This is the fourth of a four-part series on urban oral history. When Bart described the secret Toronto gay bars he frequented in the... Read More