23 Jan 2023
Madonna makes headlines in 1990 (image of her SkyDome performance via the Toronto Public Library) It’s the spring of 1990. Toronto is changing. For more than a century now, it’s been a notoriously bor...
16 Jan 2023 • 1 2
William Faulkner & the University of Toronto during WWI (U of T pic: City of Toronto Archives) William Faulkner liked to drink. A lot. He once claimed all he needed to write was paper, food, tobacco a...
10 Jan 2023 • 1
Michael Snow’s The Audience (photo by me) If you live in Toronto, you know Michael Snow’s work — even if you don’t know his name. He’s the artist who created Flight Stop (the Canada geese who soar thr...
30 Dec 2022 • 1
Wow. 2022 is nearly over, which means the inaugural year of this newsletter is drawing to a close. I can’t thank you enough for all the support you’ve given The Toronto History Weekly since I launched...
23 Dec 2022 • 3
Charles Dickens & The American Hotel (via Wikimedia & The Toronto Public Library) One spring evening 180 years ago, a steamship pulled into Toronto's harbour. That, in itself, wasn't a notable event. ...
Readers Also Read
Commentary for Canadians.
Economic history, economics, political economy, finance, & forecasting. Here to try to make you (and me) smarter in a world with many increasingly deep & complicated troubles...
Learning from the worlds transportation systems, to create a better future.
A weekly newsletter about Toronto City Council by Matt Elliott
More than you wanted to know about the sharing economy
See the world as it is, not as you wish it to be. Everything else is application.