Essay


The Big Bet: The Toronto Harbour Commission, the Leslie Street Spit Airport and the Birth of Toronto’s Urban Reform Movement

In 1968 the federally appointed Toronto Harbour Commission (THC), desperate to generate revenue after the dream of a burgeoning Port of Toronto caused by the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway had foundered, drafted a visionary master plan for the development of the Central Toronto Waterfront called “A Bold Concept.” […]


Founding of Markham Stouffville Hospital

The population of the town of Markham has drastically increased over the years and plans for a new hospital were underway as early as the 1950s.  During that time, residents predicated that the population was going to increase in the upcoming decades.  At the beginning of the 1960s, a campaign […]

Markham Stouffville Hospital. Photo Credit: Jessica Campbell. April 4, 2016