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Richard Longley

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

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

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

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

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Samuel Engelking

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

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If she were writing The Death And Life Of Great American Cities today, Jane Jacobs might include 401 Richmond as an example of new ways of working that are transforming Toronto's former factories into sites of post-industrial innovation. more

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New silicon-based "industries" are bringing employment, overwhelmingly of young people, into buildings that were once factories more

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How the Market can survive and thrive in the era of big planning more

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From Alan Crossley’s flying saucer to Noel Harding’s Elevated Wetlands, Toronto is home to some mind-bending public spaces, some made by humans, others carved by nature. Here are 50 of the best-kept secrets. more

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This year's Heritage Toronto Awards recognize the traditions embedded in our buildings, neighbourhoods and landscapes by the people who built them with their own hands more

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Rental spaces for makers and blacksmithing are among the ideas pitched at Architectural Conservancy Ontario’s Next Gen design charette to breathe new life into once flaming bowels of Liberty Village incinerator site more

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