What’s In A Name?

Once I decided to start a site, my venture needed a name. Calling it the Royal City something or other, in deference to the city's well-known regal nickname, seemed a bit too obvious. But it also seemed to strike too celebratory of a tone for my liking. I wanted to find a pithy quote or …

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What I’m Doing

For over seven years, I was co-author of Historicist, an award-winning local history column at Torontoist.com. In long form pieces on Toronto's history, I explored everything from First Nations accommodation of and resistance to settlers, to an amateur baseball team's attempts to turn professional, to a night out at North America's first Bollywood cinema. Always …

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