The city’s relationship with snow usually seems to follow a fairly predictable course. The first snowfall is met with either shock and rage and fear, or excitement and wonder and snowballs. Then the next few snowfalls often deepen those initial sentiments, and when the holidays come everyone is universally more okay with white fluffy stuff. […]Read more "There’s snow place like home"
I always enjoy a good top ten, and this week I want to share a uniquely Hogtown Crier list with you: The top ten by-laws from our city’s first 50 odd years of existence. This is by no means a list of the most important or even necessarily useful by-laws in Toronto’s history, but rather […]Read more "Top ten: antiquated by-laws"
Whether you like it or not, sports will always be an integral part of this town. Even if you couldn’t care less where the Leafs are on their annual roller coaster, at the very least you have to occasionally deal with rowdy fans in jerseys on the subway, or the front of a bus cheering a […]Read more "The house of the other other Maple Leafs"
Hi folks – today I have a bonus post in honour of Remembrance Day that is a little bit of a departure from my previous posts. Don’t worry, for the faithful few that follow this fledgling blog, the usual Thursday post will still be up this week. A few weeks ago I was walking along King Street […]Read more "Great Scot!"
You know what a desire line is. You see them all the time. They’re those dirt paths that make a little crescent to cut off a corner, or a thin but distinct line that makes a diagonal slice through a grassy field, connecting two corners of a rectangular paved path. A desire line (or path) […]Read more "The Queen’s Desire"