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Richard Longley

Ontario Place will not be rescued by nostalgia – if the provincial government's desire for a casino is to be snuffed out, options that were rejected in the past might deserve re-examination Read more

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But as climate madness becomes the new normal, a political atmosphere of denial hangs over the city’s efforts to mitigate the effects of global warming Read more

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

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What will the fate of 20 Jerome Street be? Among the options being considered is conserving the building's tiles in a display somewhere in The Junction, perhaps on Bloor West. Read more

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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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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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Socially and culturally, Toronto was an ardently church-going city in a straitjacket of sectarian rivalry where all but the richest had to live within walking distance of their work Read more

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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

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Toronto’s monuments to war celebrate the atrocious and curious in Canada’s military history Read more

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

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Like arrivals from another world, German modernist Mies van der Rohe's marvel transformed Toronto's dour financial core Read more

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A chronicle of calamity forged by storms, shipwrecks and stormy politics Read more

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Sean Tamblyn

The island flood of 2017 is a clear warning that we must do all we can to ­preserve the ­closest thing to wilderness that we have in ­Toronto Read more

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We've added to our list of fave secret Toronto places. Among them: a beacon of this city's industrial past and the wild little cave of Jesus of Manning Street Read more

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Created on what used to be a parking lot, newly-opened Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail give us access to Ontario Place that Torontonians have not had since 1977 Read more

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Could the Annex's infamous palace of hijinks saved itself by becoming the Drake on Bloor? Read more

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The distinction between old and new is sadly often blurred when historic buildings are adapted for new uses. Toronto examples show varying degrees of respect for "heritage ethic." Here are six. Read more

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In an age of malls and online entertainment and shopping, main street businesses with heritage character who know how to adapt (as the Brunswick House did not) can thrive Read more

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Richard Longley

Architectural Conservancy Ontario is campaigning to preserve a modernist masterpiece, but the school board seems sold on demolition Read more

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