Posts Filed Under: Historicist
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.
How Seton inspired Sauriol to love the Don Valley and to try to save it.
Before the Blue Jays' Ace and BJ Birdy, the city's first baseball mascot was a young Black boy named Willie Hume.
They hosted the first game in the precursor to the NBA, but only lasted one season. Here's the story of the Toronto Huskies.
An early resident of the Town of York saw prestige and prosperity slip through his grasp.
A team of dentists and dental students reached the peak of the hockey world in 1917.
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.
A look at the development of the amusement park, which turns 35 this year.
Before there was Chorley Park, there was Government House on Simcoe Street.
How one MPP tried (and failed) to get bawdy magazines banned from Toronto newsstands.