Archive for 'David Wencer'
Toronto's well-to-do learn the game of cricket, and the origins of the first ever international cricket match.
The lives, love, and letters of Dr. Frieda Fraser and Dr. Edith Bickerton "Bud" Williams.
A team of dentists and dental students reached the peak of the hockey world in 1917.
Before there was Chorley Park, there was Government House on Simcoe Street.
Eccentric trapper Joe LaFlamme brings wild animals to Toronto.
In the late 1960s, Toronto the Good finds itself in a hairy situation.
The village of Brockton struggles with the responsibilities of running an independent municipality.
Toronto celebrates the first anniversary of the armistice.
The Toronto Maple Leafs win the International League pennant and play in the 1926 Little World Series.
Suffragists in Ontario struggled to bring attention to their cause, even holding a mock parliament in 1896 on the question of voting rights for men.
The regulations for pedestrians in Toronto’s 1944 traffic bylaw make the city a national laughingstock.
A budding star finds opportunities on stage and screen in 1950s Toronto.
The Five Nations of the Iroquois establish villages on the north shore of Lake Ontario in the 1670s, including one near the mouth of the Humber River, at the start of the Toronto Carrying Place.
Dr. Frederick L. Conboy's career as a dentist and public-health advocate leads to four years in the mayor's chair.
The Peter R. Lamb and Co. glue factory generates a big stink.
The bones of 500 First Nations people are found in a centuries-old Scarborough burial pit.
Before finding fame for his tales of the supernatural, a young Algernon Blackwood struggled to find success in Toronto.
In the days before artificial refrigeration, Torontonians harvested ice from local natural sources—including Grenadier Pond.