Canada 150

Canada 150

Join us in celebrating Canada's 150th birthday. From January to July we will have new articles, quizzes, lists and more every week. Plus you will have a chance to enter a number of Canada 150 contests. Come back each week for your dose of all things Canadian.
Long Branch Hotel
Sketch of Long Branch Hotel by Cliff Simon, published in A Souvenir of Long Branch 1889.
Jan 12, 2017 | Add Comment | Etobicoke Guardian

HISTORY CORNER: Long Branch Hotel and cottages were a summer recreation destination

Denise Harris

When we think of summer resorts in Ontario today, we might contemplate Muskoka, Haliburton, or...

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Canada 150 | Jan 12, 2017
The Famous Five

Canada 150 Proud Moment Photo: The Persons Case

Thanks to the work of 'The Famous Five' (Emily Murphy, Irene Marryat Parlby, Nellie McClung, Louise Crummy McKinney and...

Etobicoke Guardian
Canada 150 | Jan 12, 2017
Women's right to vote

Canada 150 Quiz: How much do you know about when women got the right to vote?

Here's your chance to test your knowledge of all things Canadian. This week find out how well you know about women getting...

Etobicoke Guardian | by Michele McLean
Canada 150 | Jan 05, 2017
The City

THE CITY: Canada turns 150 years old with lots to celebrate, and lots to lose

It’s early January, and here we are: just days into the year that our country, the former Dominion of Canada, turns 150...

Beach Mirror | by David Nickle
Canada 150 | Jan 05, 2017
Canada 150 quiz: Heritage Moments

Canada 150 Quiz: How much did you learn from Canadian Heritage Minutes?

Here's your chance to test your memory of those iconic Canadian Heritage Minutes.

Mississauga News
Canada 150 | Jan 05, 2017
Nellie McClung

Canada 150 famous Canadians: Nellie McClung

Nellie McClung led the fight to get Canadian women the right to vote.

Mississauga News
Community | Jan 03, 2017

Heritage York hosts 4th Annual Howland Lecture

Heritage York hosts its fourth annual Howland Lecture at Lambton House on Thursday, Jan. 12. Named after Sir William...

York Guardian
Jan 01, 2017

A look at what's made in Canada

There are a lot of items that carry the “Made in Canada” stamp. Here’s just a sampling of our home-grown merchandise.

Mississauga News | Add Comment
Dec 30, 2016

Parks Canada offering free admission in 2017

Passes available for admission to national parks and historic sites for Canada's 150th birthday.

OurWindsor.Ca | 1 Comment | by Mark Brown
Dec 29, 2016

Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with us in 2017

The upcoming year is the year to celebrate Canada. In 2017, we mark the 150th anniversary of our country’s Confederation...

Aurora Banner | 2 Comments | by Teresa Latchford
Dec 15, 2016

HISTORY CORNER: Richview's growing population spurred the creation of five schools

For 143 years, there was a Richview elementary school near the intersection of today’s Eglinton Avenue West and Martin Grove...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment | by Denise Harris
Dec 13, 2016

REMEMBERING OUR YESTERDAYS: Lol Solman recalled the grandeur of John and Richmond

All Torontonians should know the name of Lol (Lawrence) Solman (1863-1931) — but few actually do. In his day, he was no less...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by Bill Gladstone
Nov 14, 2016

REMEMBERING OUR YESTERDAYS: Canadian Naturalization Index one of greatest tools for those looking for ancestors from outside British Commonwealth

Were your immigrant ancestors citizens of the British Commonwealth before coming to Canada between roughly 1915 and 1951? If...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by Bill Gladstone
Nov 03, 2016

HISTORY CORNER: South Etobicoke's first gambling joint

Abe Orpen was the founder of south Etobicoke's first and largest gambling joints, the National Sporting Club. Known for his...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment | by Denise Harris
Oct 20, 2016

HISTORY CORNER: Mimico Correctional Centre had inmates extracting shale, manufacturing bricks

Mimico Correctional Centre started out in 1913 as the Ontario Reformatory – Mimico. This was a time when prisons were...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment | by Denise Harris
Oct 07, 2016

HISTORY CORNER: Claireville toll house still standing after 150 years in north Etobicoke

In 2011, on a quest to look at every property in Etobicoke listed on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Register, I was...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment | by Denise Harris
Sep 08, 2016

ETOBICOKE HISTORY CORNER: Fisher family’s Humber River mill was successful for many years

Mills were an essential element of life in early Upper Canada, and the Humber River was blessed with many good mill sites,...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment | by Denise Harris

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