Posts Filed Under: 1940s
With the opening this weekend of a major show spotlighting the Group of Seven member, a look at the first retrospective exhibition of his work in 1948.
Before he was a fine artist, Charles Pachter wandered the Canadian National Exhibition as a four-year-old for the NFB in 1947.
How Torontonians marked the end of Europe's Second World War.
To mark Remembrance Day in 1948, the department store erected a memorial to fallen employees.
A stubborn scrapper who declared, "If anyone’s going to stab me in the back, I want to be there."
When the first phase of Regent Park opened in 1949, everyone was transfixed by the bathtubs.
The legend of Spadina Avenue hatter Sammy Taft, and his role in inventing hockey's traditional three-goal salute.
A cautionary tale about protecting your invention.
The evolution of the legendary record retailer's advertising.
Shoppers join sermons, Shakespeare, singers, and skaters as part of the eclectic history of Maple Leaf Gardens.
To a wartime man of the house, Lipton's Noodle Soup seemed like a good substitute for the real thing.
One party got the boot. One party launched a dynasty. One party became the first to have female MPPs in its caucus. The tale of the 1943 Ontario election.
They hosted the first game in the precursor to the NBA, but only lasted one season. Here's the story of the Toronto Huskies.