Posts Filed Under: 1950s
The future media mogul's run-in with American immigration officials in 1954 occurred against a backdrop of anti-McCarthyist sentiment at the University of Toronto.
"Meet under the clock" was a slogan ingrained in the city's gay community.
A Toronto teen was booted off a popular dance show in 1959 for dancing with a white girl.
Reviewing Toronto's five previous attempts to display the Olympic rings.
Cracking eggs and squeezing oranges for nearly 60 years in Scarborough.
At one time, Toronto was a bastion of Hungarian cuisine, especially in the "Goulash Archipelago."
From dance parties featuring the music of Pat Boone to new health-conscious initiatives, the mall has been serving its south Etobicoke community since 1956.
Hans Fread, Canada's first celebrity television chef, rarely kept opinions to himself.
A stubborn scrapper who declared, "If anyone’s going to stab me in the back, I want to be there."
A look back at the politics and personalities on hand at the birth of Toronto's first subway line.
In light of the latest study on the Gardiner, a look at how the expressway developed.
As Sears winds down its store at the Eaton Centre, a look at how the retailer's Canadian branch emerged from a cross-border partnership.
Behind the beautiful music, Canada's first stand-alone commercial FM station experienced turbulence.
In the late 1950s, several suburban municipalities tried to block construction of the Bloor-Danforth and University subway lines.
Were Torontonians feeling indifferent toward Queen Elizabeth II during her 1959 royal visit?
Promoting a popular early 1950s recreational activity in the name of good health, and beer.
The evolution of the legendary record retailer's advertising.
Touting the taste (and economy!) of 1950s domestic fortified vino.