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Ask Torontoist: Obelisk Envy

Reader Sarah ML asks: If you can explain the grave marker that is down behind the back entrance of the St. Clair West subway station, I would be very happy. It is on someone’s property, and looks like one of those tall narrow monuments you see in the cemetery.

Ask Torontoist: Intro to Urban Foraging

Ask Torontoist features questions posed by you, and answered by our elite team of specially trained investigative experts (also known as our staff). Send your questions to [email protected] Reader Jeremy McCormick asks: I was wondering where one might forage for wild food (not dumpster diving) in Toronto. Where could one find more info on foraging […]

Ask Torontoist: Unidentified Wooden Objects

Ask Torontoist features questions posed by you, and answered by our elite team of specially trained investigative experts (also known as our staff). Send your questions to [email protected] Reader Lisan Jutras asks: In Marie Curtis Park, near the west side, just off the main path, you can find three or four tall wooden structures with […]

Ask Torontoist: Toronto’s Black Burnt Street

Ask Torontoist features questions posed by you, and answered by our elite team of specially trained investigative experts (also known as our staff). Send your questions to [email protected] Reader Jay Thiessen asks: I live on Blackburn Street in a row of workers houses built in the 1870s. Any idea if my street was named after […]

Ask Torontoist: When Streets Aren’t Fit for Jogging

Ask Torontoist features questions posed by you, and answered by our elite team of specially trained investigative experts (also known as our staff). Send your questions to [email protected] Reader Karen Whaley asks: It’s cold outside and I miss outdoor jogging, but I don’t want to pay for a gym membership to use a treadmill or […]

Ask Torontoist: Ousting a Mayor

Ask Torontoist features questions posed by you, and answered by our elite team of specially trained investigative experts (also known as our staff). Send your questions to [email protected] Reader torontothegreat asks: Is there such thing as a non-confidence vote on city council?

Ask Torontoist: How Fast Slow Does the Mail Go?

Ask Torontoist features questions posed by you, and answered by our elite team of specially trained investigative experts (also known as our staff). Send your questions to [email protected] Reader Nik Broukhanski asks: How long does it take for a piece of mail dropped off in a mailbox to go across the city? What about down […]

Ask Torontoist: Ghosts of Streetcars Past

Ask Torontoist features questions posed by you, and answered by our elite team of specially trained investigative experts (also known as our staff). Send your questions to [email protected] Reader Sivan Vaisman asks: I was wondering why there are streetcar tracks on Adelaide. There are no power cables for them as far as I can see. […]

Ask Torontoist: Dance Dance Revolutionary

Ask Torontoist features questions posed by you, and answered by our elite team of specially trained investigative experts (also known as our staff). Send your questions to [email protected] Reader Paul Hollingsworth asks: I vaguely remember there was a park or parkette dedicated to the memory of Emma Goldman related to the fact she died here. […]

Ask Torontoist: Signs of Another Time

Ask Torontoist features questions posed by you, and answered by our elite team of specially trained investigative experts (also known as our staff). Send your questions to [email protected] David Newland asks: The August 12, 2010 Photoist shows the Seaton Butcher Shop. Does Seaton Butcher get their hand-painted signs from the Honest Ed’s sign painters? Or […]

Ask Torontoist: Looking For Explanations Everywhere

Ask Torontoist features questions posed by you, and answered by our elite team of specially trained investigative experts (also known as our staff). Send your questions to [email protected] Reader Brenda Dougall Merriman asks: What are those mysterious stone slabs scattered flush with the grass in St. James Park? In ‘handwritten’ script, they appear to be […]

Ask Torontoist: A Grey Bridge To Nowhere

Ask Torontoist features questions posed by you, and answered by our elite team of specially trained investigative experts (also known as our staff). Send your questions to [email protected] Reader Mark Altosaar asks: During my semi-regular bike-rides through the Don Valley over the last fifteen years, I’ve always noticed these two peculiar bridges near the south […]

Ask Torontoist: The Afterlife is a Highway

Ask Torontoist features questions posed by you, and answered by our elite team of specially trained investigative experts (also known as our staff). Send your questions to [email protected] Reader Jennifer Jones asks: I’ve only recently noticed the very small cemetery between the highways where the 427 merges with the 401, right in the middle of […]

Ask Torontoist: Some Street Art Snooping

Ask Torontoist features questions posed by you, and answered by our elite team of specially trained investigative experts (also known as our staff). Send your questions to [email protected] Reader Andrea G. asks: Found these on the streets in downtown Toronto. White one at King/Bay and the red one at King/Simcoe. Obviously, a stencil was used […]