Category Archives: Toronto’s Stories

This Golden Moment – The North Toronto Railway Station Time Capsule

On September 9, 2015, North Toronto Railway Station – now the Summerhill location of the LCBO – celebrated its 100th anniversary of the cornerstone being laid. As part of the celebrations, led by the LCBO and Woodcliffe Landmark Properties, a … Continue reading

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Cathedral of St. Alban-the-Martyr

In 2014, Heritage Toronto installed two plaques at Royal St. George’s College. One commemorates the Cathedral of St. Alban-the-Martyr, used today by the school as a chapel, while the other recognizes the heritage value of See House, the Bishop’s residence, … Continue reading

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From Brewing to Horsebreeding: E. P. Taylor and Windfields Estate

Wes Farris  In 1936, businessman Edward Plunkett ‘E. P.’ Taylor (1901-1989) commissioned the construction of Windfields Estate, which would serve as the Taylor family home in Toronto for the next fifty years. By the 1950s, Taylor was, in the words … Continue reading

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125 Years of the Queen City Yacht Club

Join Heritage Toronto and the Queen City Yacht Club on June 7 for a plaque presentation and celebration of the Queen City Yacht Club’s 125th anniversary! By Jamie Bradburn For an organization with long ties to the Toronto Islands, it … Continue reading

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One City, Two Great Jazz Festivals

By Melissa Crawley Toronto is a town that loves its music and the city’s two jazz festivals are now firmly established events on the city’s social calendar. Both the Toronto Jazz Festival and the Beaches International Jazz Festival have been … Continue reading

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Maple Leaf Gardens

By Erica Boccia On November 14, 2013, Heritage Toronto presented a plaque to commemorate the heritage of Maple Leaf Gardens, the iconic arena at the corner of Church and Carlton Streets. At the core of the event were stories. Everyone … Continue reading

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Labor Lyceum

On May 22, Heritage Toronto will present a plaque to commemorate the Labor Lyceum. The presentation will be followed by the “Sense of Spadina” walking tour, led by the Ontario Jewish Archives. For over forty years, the Labor Lyceum was … Continue reading

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Arena Gardens

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, Heritage Toronto unveiled a plaque to commemorate Arena Gardens – also known as the Mutual Street Arena. By Jamie Bradburn According to veteran Star sports columnist Jim Proudfoot, when Conn Smythe built Maple Leaf Gardens … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Simcoe

Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe, Artist & Diarist “We dined in the Woods and ate part of a Raccoon, it was very fat and tasted like lamb if eaten with Mint sauce.” -Diary entry, November 20, 1793 (1) Elizabeth Postuma Simcoe was … Continue reading

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Soheil Parsa

Director, Actor, Writer, Dramaturg, Choreographer and Teacher “The immensity and coldness of Toronto were intimidating at first and yet there was something inviting, something gracious about the city that made me feel safe and secure. Toronto is my home.” -Soheil … Continue reading

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