Posts Filed Under: history
The current controversy over subways is nothing new for Scarborough. Area residents and politicians have been debating public transit for more than half a century.
"Lol" Solman, once "Canada’s Uncrowned Amusement King," is all but forgotten today.
Eugene O'Keefe gets rich from the brewing industry and funds several Catholic institutions.
A 19th-century bordello brouhaha led to big changes for Toronto's police force.
How two landmark apartment complexes helped Toronto face one of its earliest housing crises.
What we know today as Wychwood Barns was once part of a bold, early experiment in Toronto public transit.
Before it could become the influential industry event it is today, TIFF had to do battle with Ontario's official censors.
The impressive, inspiring, and possibly unsportsmanlike athletic exploits of Ned Hanlan.
Behind the beautiful music, Canada's first stand-alone commercial FM station experienced turbulence.
Hazelton Lanes, Yorkville's once-glamorous shopping mall, has fallen on hard times—but a planned facelift could give it new life.
Its collapse in August 1923 wiped out thousands of Canadians' savings.
On the night of February 9, 1913, Torontonians were treated to one of the most unusual heavenly events of all time. But what did they really see?
The Ontario Motor League brought an exciting sport to the CNE Grandstand in 1913.
It used to be an art-deco marvel, and now it's about to become condos. Here's a look back at the history of the Loblaw Groceterias building.
A visual tour of the Canadian National Exhibition's history—from fires, to freak shows, to fried food.
How Avro Canada's Jetliner almost ushered in the age of passenger jet travel in 1949.
As Yonge-Dundas Square celebrates its tenth anniversary, a look at how it evolved.
Had a provincial minister had his way in the 1970s, the historic prison would have been wiped from the landscape.