Posts Filed Under: Historicist
The saga of Toronto's 1970s entry in the North American Soccer League, and its underdog championship.
Toronto helps the Junction to celebrate the closing of its bars in 1904.
Torontonians enjoyed the last days of summer before back to school, unaware of the economic hardships to come.
Early journalistic efforts of the founding publisher of the Telegram.
The impressive, inspiring, and possibly unsportsmanlike athletic exploits of Ned Hanlan.
Works displayed in the art gallery at the 1927 CNE caused an uproar.
A Canadian-born athlete won the country's first Olympic gold medal in Paris in 1900, but no one realized.
A prolific diarist and artist, Elizabeth Simcoe provides a portrait of 18th century Toronto.
Exploring the evolution during the early 1970s of the clichéd phrase used to support law enforcement, "our cops are tops."
Toronto's well-to-do learn the game of cricket, and the origins of the first ever international cricket match.
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.
For nearly 40 years as editor-in-chief of the Telegram, John R. Robinson aggressively covered local issues, building a loyal readership among Toronto's conservative Protestant working class.
"Meet under the clock" was a slogan ingrained in the city's gay community.
The lives, love, and letters of Dr. Frieda Fraser and Dr. Edith Bickerton "Bud" Williams.
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.
Prejudiced articles from a newsletter exacerbated tensions between the police, homosexuals, and other minority groups.
How a Russian exile came to Toronto and designed Lawren Harris's Art Deco house.