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    Petition launched to save McLaughlin Planetarium from demolition

    A campaign to save the McLaughlin Planetarium, slated for demolition on the University of Toronto campus, is gaining momentum. In its prime, the planetarium was a standard field trip for generations of Toronto school kids to learn about the magic of the universe. Others fondly recall the laser shows in the 1980s, featuring music from […]


    University of Toronto plans to build new cultural, academic centre

    Will house U of T’s department of history, department of near and middle eastern civilizations, institute of Islamic studies, research centre, 250-seat music performance hall.  The University of Toronto is planning to build a dazzling new Centre for Civilizations and Cultures, which will soon rise on sacred ground at 90 Queen’s Park Crescent. Does that […]


    Peter Dickinson’s modernist gem to be lost to Toronto

    Visiting a building behind a demolition fence is like paying respects to somebody on their deathbed. Such was the mood on a recent visit to the old Regis College seminary in North York. Opened in 1961, it was built by the Jesuit Fathers of Upper Canada and designed by Toronto’s original Mad Men-era architect Peter […]


    Cultural complex to rise on planetarium site, including Jewish Museum of Canada

    The U of T proposes to create a complex at 90 Queen’s Park Cres. to house a new Jewish museum as well as a performance hall and space for the Institute of Islamic Studies. What will fill the void left in 1995 when the McLaughlin Planetarium was forced to close, less then three decades after […]


    Construction set to begin on first phase of Ontario Place revitalization

    The provincial government says it will start the first phase of its planned Ontario Place revitalization in the next few months. Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Michael Coteau says construction is expected to begin soon on the first phase of the project — a new urban park and waterfront trail expected to open in […]

    Universal Man Yorkdale

    Yorkdale an unexpected font of Toronto history

    Can a mall have history? Malls are all about fashion, and fashion changes fast. New clothes, new decor, and new facades erected out front of once-familiar stores like an ever-changing Hollywood back lot. There’s no looking back, unless a retro style is in for a season. Yet Yorkdale Shopping Centre turned 50 this year and though it […]

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