On May 15, 1953, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Charles Mingus and Bud Powell played together at Massey Hall in Toronto in a recorded concert that became “Jazz at Massey Hall: The Quintet”. To Ambrose Roche and jazz lovers everywhere, the sounds were revolutionary.
Toronto streetcars are iconic and the city is investing more in its streetcar infrastructure. As these increasingly longer vehicles glide by, do you ever wonder how they turn around? Where they start out and where they end up? Here’s as close to an answer as you’ll get.
Presto is a plastic card that will replace cash, Metropasses, tickets and eventually tokens on the TTC. Sounds good but implementation troubles have meant delaying its launch. We look at the promise and problems of Presto.
Councillor Joe Mihevc’s dedication to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is unwavering. Like a proud father, the self-described transit geek dotes over this growing colossal public service, which in 2021 will celebrate its 100th anniversary. His own father was a TTC mechanic.
Trinity-Bellwoods Park is a hub of urban activity in downtown Toronto. It was not always so. It used to be a 50-acre field with a small river famous for its salmon fishing. Our resident historian Robert Fisher traces the history of the park from its bucolic days to its bohemian times to its current artists’ oasis.
Returning home to Toronto recently, Ambrose Roche found comfort, excitement and inspiration in the fascinating and varied gardens of the Gardiner Museum.
India is a kaleidoscope of a country with 14 official languages and four major religions. Luckily, this dizzying diversity has been transplanted to thriving neighbourhoods in Toronto.