After discussions about turning 38-40 Dundas into a music incubator in 2015, the city has yet to realize the potential of lands expropriated at iconic corner in the late 1990s to make way for Yonge-Dundas Square redevelopment Read more


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Richard Longley

Discovering the bones of a city much livelier than you might have imagined Read more


NOW's guide to the city's most mysterious places just got bigger Read more



Samantha Edwards

City council will vote on proposed $1.5 million rooming house fund in Parkdale Read more


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Rooming houses and bachelorettes in Parkdale have been homes for decades to former psychiatric patients, new immigrants to Canada, disabled folks and those with low or fixed income, but they are disappearing Read more

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Richard Longley

Behind the names on The Soldier by sculptor George W. Hill and broken H by Harbord alumnus Morton Katz are amazing stories of two terrible wars Read more


Kensington Market’s old Zimmerman’s Fairland grocery is turning into a six series immersive art maze with collaborations from visual and musical artists. Read more


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Yvonne Bambrick

ALPHA Alternative School students urge developers behind 12-storey condo proposal to "take this opportunity to create more awesomeness. We know you guys know how to do it.” Read more


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Photos by Richard Longley

The magnificent machines and buildings that have supplied Toronto with water for almost 100 years are still standing, where they belong, alongside the pumps that are still pumping Read more


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New pedestrian-friendly lights will brighten up laneways near Ossington and Bloordale Read more



Cara Sabatini

“All of the challenges that Indigenous folks face in the larger culture, they all show up in full force in the business world,” says web developer Archer Pechawis, citing obstacles to securing business loans and investment capital. Read more


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Following extensive studies and community consultations, the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services endorsed option 1, the only proposal recognizing Yonge’s potential to be a vibrant main street and a focal point for the dense mixed-use community. Read more


How the mysterious loss of the 13 earliest known photos of Toronto inspired the chronicling of the city's modern skyline Read more

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Cycle Toronto

The small stores, noodle houses and theaters in the Sheppard to Finch corridor provide a good deal of street life, but the strip could be much for vibrant designed around the needs of cyclists and walkers Read more

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Peter Apswoude

Sleepy suburb west of Toronto is saying goodbye to 50s-era infrastructure nightmares and hello to the walkable communities of the 21st century, but not all Etobians are convinced of the new urban focus Read more


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Richard Longley

Where once there was a river of rubble under the Gardiner there’s now the promise of a pedestrian highway to the city of tomorrow Read more



Ken Greenberg

Two years after it was conceived as a waterfront destination, Torontonians are having trouble navigating redesigned pedestrian zone Read more


Architectural Conservancy of Ontario's NextGen committee brings together emerging design professionals to breathe new life into the tired terminal Read more


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Richard Longley

East York’s wartime housing stands as an example of a national affordable housing strategy that was both pragmatic and idealistic Read more



Tony Cicero

Sprawling 700-spot car lot of defunct plaza was declared waste of space by city planning department long before ­condos’ impending takeover Read more


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