Tag Archives: Community

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  Many of the 19th century structures that once graced this former farm village have been replaced by modern low-rise buildings.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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Lawrence Park Heritage Committee

Lawrence Park was built in the 1910s and 1920s as a ‘garden suburb’ retreat from the city.  The Lawrence Park Heritage Committee was established by local residents concerned about the demolition of a number of the area’s older Arts and … Continue reading

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The Riverdale Historical Society

Established in 1999, the Riverdale Historical Society works to preserve and celebrate the history of the Riverdale neighbourhood.  The Society presents various talks, tours, or other events designed to help residents gain a greater appreciation of the Riverdale community as … Continue reading

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Scarborough Historical Society

Established in 1956, the Scarborough Historical Society has fostered the preservation and study of Scarborough’s history for nearly 60 years. Over the past five decades the Society has provided numerous historical displays for the local community, free historical information to … Continue reading

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Ontario Black History Society

The Ontario Black History Society was founded in 1978 by activists and educators to foster public interest and encourage the study of Black History. The society advocated for the creation of the formal celebration of February as Black History Month. … Continue reading

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Baby Point Heritage Foundation

The Baby Point Heritage Foundation grew out of the controversy surrounding the 2010 demolition of 66 Baby Point Road, an Arts and Craft style home built in the 1920s.  With the insight gained during the debate, many residents of the … Continue reading

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Korean Canadian Women’s Association: Families and Friends

캐나다 한인여성회: 가족과 친구 Written by Karl Lee The Korean Canadian Women’s Association (KCWA) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1985. Its aim it to provide social services for people of all ages, regardless of gender and ethnicity. … Continue reading

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“Siamo Number One!”: The Soccer Game that Changed Toronto

[“Siamo Number One!”: Il calcio che ha cambiato Toronto] Written by Riccardo Lo Monaco The history of Italians in Toronto, like that of many immigrants in this city, could be narrated using stories of strife and struggle. Troublesome times have … Continue reading

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Storytellers: Arlene Chan

[故事大王-陳林瑞玲] Written by Catherine Qian Arlene Chan is the author of The Chinese in Toronto from 1878: From Outside to Inside the Circle, a book which documents the history of her community for the young and old. Born and raised … Continue reading

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Masters in Toronto: Hong Luck Kung Fu Club

[多倫多的功夫大師: 康樂武館] In Memoriam: Grandmaster Paul Chan (1932-2012) While preparing to do a video interview for this project, Grandmaster Chan passed away at the age of 79. Grandmaster Chan was one of the original founding members of the Hong Luck … Continue reading

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