Jamie Bradburn is a Toronto-based writer/researcher specializing in historical and contemporary civic matters.
A major shipping route with a surrounding population of 5.6 million, Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes. Learn more about the body of water whose legacy includes the ridge Toronto’s Casa Loma sits on and the Scarborough Bluffs.
The home of America's beer culture and the birthplace of the modern study of ecology, Lake Michigan now faces threats from invasive fish species and urban development.
Once a crossroads for Indigenous confederacies and nations, Lake Huron — which French explorer Samuel de Champlain dubbed ‘the gentle sea’ — is the fifth largest freshwater lake in the world.
The shallowest of the Great Lakes, Erie has had nearly four times as many shipwrecks as the Bermuda Triangle. As the most heavily populated basin of all the Great Lakes, it's slowly getting the respect it deserves.
Large, remote, otherworldly and wild, Lake Superior has long stimulated the imagination. Click here to learn about the history and unique characteristics of the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area, which also holds more water than the other Great Lakes combined.
Last week, some Torontonians were incensed when a local official implied that pedestrians were chiefly to blame for traffic fatalities. But this attitude has a long history in Toronto, Jamie Bradburn explains.