Posts Filed Under: Historicist
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.
The Ku Klux Klan raided an Oakville home in 1930 to prevent an interracial marriage.
Eccentric trapper Joe LaFlamme brings wild animals to Toronto.
Sweet-toothed Toronto teens took a bite out of rising post-war candy prices in 1947, but the movement was quickly derailed by the Red Scare.
A Toronto teen was booted off a popular dance show in 1959 for dancing with a white girl.
In the late 1960s, Toronto the Good finds itself in a hairy situation.
The province refused to renew John Sewell's contract as chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Housing Authority in 1988, which blew up in its face
A look at the ungentlemanly behaviour behind the formation of the Home District Agricultural Society.