Light is the only connection we have with the Universe beyond our solar system, and the only connection our ancestors had with anything beyond Earth. Follow the light and we can journey from the confines of our planet to other worlds that orbit the Sun without ever dreaming of spacecraft. To look up is to look back in time, because the ancient beams of light are messengers from the Universe’s distant past.

Brian Cox

You know it might be time to consider moving when you have to quote the Residential Tenancies Act to your landlords to convince them that they’re not allowed to do what they’re doing.

Mail and Empire building, NW corner of Bay and King streets, Dec 30, 1913. From our James Salmon collection. (via @TorontoArchives)

LOGOLEPSY – an obsession with words. (via @qikipedia)

1906 pic of tree-lined University Ave to Queen’s Park Legislature Building… and no traffic! (via @ONPARLeducation @torontoarchives)

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.

Jackie Mason