A subway fit for a Queen

Part of the beauty and the identity crisis of Toronto is that it’s Canada’s largest metropolis, but it’s not really a global city. Sure, it’s all kinds of multicultural and the population clocks in at 2.6 million, good for 4th or 5th on the North American charts (us and Chicago keep swapping places), but it really isn’t […]

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Yorkie: Peninsulater!

If you take the ferry over to Ward’s island and follow the path along the south side of the quaint island community, you’ll soon come through some thick trees and come up against the east side of Ward’s itself. There’s not much there; a thin, crumbling concrete strip jutting out from the shore, and the […]

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Underneath Victoria Square

One of my favourite streets in Toronto is Draper Street. It’s quite short – just a small block running from Front to Wellington between Bathurst and Spadina. It’s also hard to come by; it’s easy to miss it amidst the mass of train rails that run on one side of Front, and the converted warehouses […]

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Yorkie: Vexing Vexillology

Hi faithful readers, in lieu of a longer form post this week I want to share with you a new segment here at the Crier. I call it a Yorkie, a bite sized intro to a topic or aspect of Toronto. Hopefully they serve to inspire you to check the subject out further, or perhaps […]

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