Tag Archives: 2015

The Historical Irony of William Peyton Hubbard

The Historical Irony of William Peyton Hubbard Print and Online Article Author: Marie Wilson Where/When Published:  NOW Magazine, August 17, 2014   Marie Wilson’s article tells the story Toronto’s first black alderman, William Peyton Hubbard. Wilson highlights the significance of … Continue reading

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Historicist: Swimming at the Minnies

Historicist: Swimming at the Minnies Online Article Author: David Wencer Where/When Published: Torontoist, May 24, 2015     The High Park Mineral Baths, or “Minnies”, were a major Toronto attraction during the first half of the 20th century. David Wencer’s … Continue reading

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The Charming Scam Artist Who Built Roncesvalles

The Charming Scam Artist Who Built Roncesvalles Print and Online Article Author: Angus Skene Where/When Published: The Toronto Star, September 22, 2014 Angus Skene explores the short-lived Ponzi scheme of Joseph Phillips, the man who started the transformation of Roncesvalles … Continue reading

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An Idea Whose Time Has Come: A City Museum for Toronto

An Idea Whose Time Has Come: A City Museum for Toronto Online Article Author: Daniel Ross and Jay Young Where/When Published: ActiveHistory.ca, June 17, 2014   In their blog post, Ross and Young argue a case for a comprehensive Toronto … Continue reading

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Collective Rights, Liberal Discourse, and Public Order: The Clash over Catholic Processions in Mid-Victorian Toronto

Collective Rights, Liberal Discourse, and Public Order: The Clash over Catholic Processions in Mid-Victorian Toronto Print Article Author: Ian Radforth Publisher: The Canadian Historical Review, December 2014   Ian Radforth presents two case studies of sectarian rioting in mid-19th century … Continue reading

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Before the Barns: The Edwards Family and their Leather Factory

Before the Barns: The Edwards Family and Their Leather Factory Print Article Author: Stephanie Lever Where/When Published: The York Pioneer, April 2014.   Artscape Wychwood Barns, housed in a former maintenance facility for streetcars, is a lively arts and community … Continue reading

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Voting Rights in Toronto: Who Has (and Hasn’t) Been Allowed to Cast a Ballot in Our Elections

Voting Rights in Toronto: Who Has (and Hasn’t) Been Allowed to Cast a Ballot in Our Elections Online Article Author: Jamie Bradburn Where/When Published: Torontoist, September 15, 2014 Jamie Bradburn’s article outlines the history of voting rights in Toronto’s municipal … Continue reading

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Lost Breweries of Toronto

Lost Breweries of Toronto Author: Jordan St. John Publisher: The History Press   In Lost Breweries of Toronto, Jordan St. John shows readers the rich history of breweries in Toronto from the 18th century to the mid-20th century, and introduces … Continue reading

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Riverdale: East of the Don

Riverdale: East of the Don Author: Elizabeth Gillan Muir Publisher: Dundurn Press   Elizabeth Muir’s history of Riverdale journeys from the time of British settlement in the late 1700s, through its annexation by the City of Toronto, to its recent … Continue reading

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Toronto: Biography of a City

Toronto: Biography of a City Author: Allan Levine Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre   In Toronto: Biography of a City, Allan Levine explores four centuries of the city’s history through anecdotal vignettes addressing themes of politics, transportation, public health, ethnic diversity, … Continue reading

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