Posts Filed Under: 19th century
As the city marks its 180th birthday, a look back at its beginnings and how it got its name.
Our longest-serving mayor of the 19th century, known for his flamboyant dress, physical prowess, and conflict-of-interest scandal.
A highly partisan rival of William Lyon Mackenzie who mellowed into a respected administrator.
Our fourth mayor earned his position by killing a rebel.
Canada celebrates the War of 1812, but the Six Nations perspective on the war and its effects is a sombre one.
A new website takes a cartographic approach to charting Toronto's past.
An exhibit at the Archives of Ontario examines issues of identity, diversity, and memory surrounding the historic conflict.
It has been almost exactly two centuries since the Americans sacked what would one day become Toronto.
Images of Toronto in its colonial infancy, taken more than 150 years ago.
A pair of amateur Toronto scientists were among the many people whose work helped light the world.
An Irish nationalist's attempt to embarrass the governor general provoked mob scenes in May 1887.
Touting the power of the Victorian equivalent of Craigslist.
Mayoral races, reflections on Christmas, and other stories behind the headlines of 125 years ago.
How a 19th-century business advertised a move.
A tongue-twisting circus entertained our city a century-and-a-half ago.
Part one of a two-part look at a nearly forgotten Toronto newspaper.
Being in the wrong place at the wrong time proved fatal for the founder of the Globe.
Every morning for over 40 years, a maverick thinker and politician presented his views to Toronto and the nation.