Posts Filed Under: Historicist
The Toronto connections of Joseph Shlisky, one of the world's greatest cantors.
Toronto erects a statue of King Edward VII—in 1969.
A zealous archaeologist, a cheeky prospector, and the ensuing debacle about whether the Beardmore Relics really came from Ontario.
The first of a two-part look at the back half of the Globe and Mail's name.
Volunteer fireman William Thornton is fatally injured in a November 1848 blaze.
Colonel Arthur Rankin is arrested at the Rossin House Hotel for inviting Canadians to the American Civil War.
Architect Uno Prii's beloved, and despised, apartment buildings.
David Crombie and reformist council candidates rode upon a wave of discontent to capture City Hall in 1972.
The star defenceman of a boys hockey team is revealed to be a nine-year-old girl.
Seven years of the Ward Marathon, Toronto's first annual marathon.
Toronto's peculiar, innovative relief efforts for the catastrophic fire in the Temiskaming District.
Suggestions from prominent Torontonians on improving the city, many of which remain relevant.
In 1911, a group of prominent Liberal businessmen from Toronto take on the prime minister—and win.
The search for—and discovery of—two of H.H. Holmes's victims in Toronto.
A brazen hold-up and kidnapping in 1929 seemed like a scene from a Hollywood movie.
Hans Fread, Canada's first celebrity television chef, rarely kept opinions to himself.
An unknown Arnold Palmer kicks off his career into gear at the Canadian Open.
Renowned astronomer Dr. Helen Sawyer Hogg shared her love of the stars.