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2014 Heritage Toronto Awards & William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture

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2014 Heritage Toronto Awards

 

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Village of Islington Business Improvement Area

The Village of Islington BIA is located on Dundas Street West in Etobicoke.  Many of the 19th century structures that once graced this former farm village have been replaced by modern low-rise buildings. With a mandate to beautify and promote … Continue reading

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Defending York: The 1813 Diary of Ely Playter

Print Article Author: David Raymont Where/When Published: The York Pioneer (annual publication of The York Pioneer & Historical Society), 2013 Farmer Eli Playter was in his mid ’30s, a husband and father of 5 children when the “yankee fleet” invaded … Continue reading

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John Montgomery: Publican or Rebel?

Print Article Author: Andrew Kennedy Marshall Where/When Published: The York Pioneer (annual publication of The York Pioneer & Historical Society), 2013 Andrew Marshall is the great-great-great-grandson of John Montgomery, owner of the tavern that once stood on Yonge Street (just … Continue reading

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Creating the Cult of Laura Secord

Online Article Author: Sandra Martin Where/When Published: The Fife and Drum (newsletter of The Friends of Fort York and Garrison Common), June 2, 2013 While Canadian schoolchildren learn about Laura Secord’s famous walk to warn the British army about the … Continue reading

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The Country Estate of William Hume Blake

Print Article Author: Audrey Hutchison Fox Where/When Published: The York Pioneer (annual publication of The York Pioneer & Historical Society), 2013 This articletraces the history of “Humewood”, a 50-acre estate north of present-day St. Clair Avenue and Christie Street.  The … Continue reading

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The Jarvis Park Lot

Print Article Author: David A. Jarvis Where/When Published: The York Pioneer (annual publication of The York Pioneer & Historical Society), 2013 The Jarvis name is well known in Toronto.  This article explores the history of some of the family, from … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Living Library

Online Article Author: Beatrice S. Paez Where/When Published: The Origami (online Asian-Canadian magazine), December 2, 2013 Toronto’s Living Library highlights the Agincourt Library in Scarborough, one of Toronto’s most diverse public library branches.  The article discusses the library as a … Continue reading

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Historicist: Straitlaced Toronto – Corsets, Tight-lacing, and the Changing Role of Women in 19th Century Toronto

Online Article Author: David Wencer Where/When Published: Torontoist, October 12, 2013 Straightlaced Toronto is a short history of the corset and women’s fashion in Toronto. Using newspapers and other sources, the article highlights some of the corset manufacturers in this … Continue reading

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