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Richard Longley

Toronto churches have myriad uses: one is now a theatre school, another is a hospice, a third is a whole different place of worship; many more have been turned into condos Read more

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As the city is swept by a tsunami of condo and development projects, places of worship are using every strategy imaginable to remain open to all Read more

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The antique warehouse on Wabash has been emptied of its contents and will likely be demolished leaving Toronto to suffer one more of the thousand cuts from gentrification that are turning it into a less interesting city. Read more

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Architect Peter Pennington was commissioned by Toronto School Board to design schools for the baby boom – none of them tested the bounds of convention more than Davisville Junior Public School. Last month, the modernist gem was demolished. Read more

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As well as the buildings that proudly represent our past, our definition of heritage must be broadened to embrace Indigenous history and the cultures of every part of the planet that Torontonians have come from Read more

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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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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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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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