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Toronto was connected to the outside world for the first time 170 years ago this week.
The adoption of the global time standard caused almost 20 minutes to completely vanish from Toronto clocks.
Charles Vance Millar's bizarre and mysterious will promised a vast sum of money to the Toronto woman who gave birth to the most children within 10 years of his death. What followed was years of relentless baby-making and legal wrangling.
For 42 years, starting in 1973, amateur athletes from Scarborough regularly tested their sporting prowess against the people of Indianapolis, Indiana.
A Canadian-born athlete won the country's first Olympic gold medal in Paris in 1900, but no one realized.
The violent murder of a young woman in the city's east end in 1935 shines a light on the lives of working women in during the Depression.
The 1977 rape and murder of a 12-year-old boy on Yonge Street shocked the city and led to efforts to clean up the downtown strip. Warning: This story contains details that some readers may find upsetting or triggering.
Seriously, how did they lose a gorilla?
Before the Blue Jays' Ace and BJ Birdy, the city's first baseball mascot was a young Black boy named Willie Hume.
Here's how they did it.
A Canadian lawyer thought he had invented a ship that would slash ocean crossing times, end seasickness, and make him a millionaire. Ultimately, his unorthodox machine ended up abandoned in the Toronto Harbour.
How one MPP tried (and failed) to get bawdy magazines banned from Toronto newsstands.
We head underground to explore the nitty-gritty subway repairs the public seldom sees.
Sweet-toothed Toronto teens took a bite out of rising post-war candy prices in 1947, but the movement was quickly derailed by the Red Scare.