Posts Filed Under: Historicist
Before he was a fine artist, Charles Pachter wandered the Canadian National Exhibition as a four-year-old for the NFB in 1947.
Frederick Griffin, the ace reporter of the Star, spends the summer of 1932 touring the USSR.
The regulations for pedestrians in Toronto’s 1944 traffic bylaw make the city a national laughingstock.
A look back at the grandfather of Toronto's parks, whose legacy was obscured by shoddy bookkeeping.
What began as a centennial year project grew into an annual summer tradition.
The Standard Theatre as a centre of Jewish cultural life in Toronto.
A budding star finds opportunities on stage and screen in 1950s Toronto.
Before the Pan Am Games, boxers Sammy Luftspring and Frankie Genovese gave Toronto world-class competition.
Paul Godfrey battles the menace of rowdy teens at drive-in restaurants in mid-1960s suburbia.
The Canadian Historical Exhibition stirs nationalist sentiment in June 1899.
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.
The Mississaugas' thriving agricultural village on the Credit River, 1826-1847.
The appropriation of aboriginal dress, history, and imagery, and the stereotypes associated with them.
The repercussions of the 1796 killing of a Mississaugas chief.
When Toronto police raided four bathhouses in the 1980s, the city's gay community fought back.
The ambitious but short-lived Conness-Till movie studio in Swansea.
How Torontonians marked the end of Europe's Second World War.
Renowned evangelist Charles B. Templeton finds, and loses, religion.