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Historicist: The Rise and Fall of a Shopping Arcade
Every Saturday morning Historicist looks back at the events, places, and characters—good and bad—that have shaped Toronto into the city we know today. Interior View of the Yonge St. Arcade, circa 1885. Toronto Public Library (TRL): B 12-44b. These days, the Arcade Building at Yonge and Temperance may be known for the
The life and death of Peter Dickinson and The Inn on the Park - Spacing Toronto
Peter Dickinson was dying when he designed the Inn on the Park. From a bed in Mount Sinai hospital, his body weakened from cancer, Dickinson listened to Four Seasons co-founder Isadore Sharp explain his idea for a new flagship location at Leslie and Eglinton. Sharp’s sixteen acre site was directly opposite the west branch of […]
Regent Park: A look back through the years at Canada's oldest social housing project
On January 1, 1947, the voters of Toronto decided that the city should undertake Canada's first redevelopment project. Regent Park rose from the rubble of what was once the south part of Cabbagetown. During the 1930's, south Cabbagetown was one of Toronto's worst slums and was targeted by Toronto city planners for a grand urban renewal. Regent Park was expanded in the 1950's to include the area south of Gerrard street, which came to be known as Regent Park South. Housing units ranged in size…
This is what Toronto streets looked like in the 1960s
Toronto's main streets looked remarkably different in the 1960s. Even as the city is more populated and vibrant today, the aesthetic of the urban l...
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