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WHAT WILL YOU DISCOVER? Metroland Media Toronto presents a growing collection of news stories, photographs, genealogy resources and columns from local historical experts all dedicated to Toronto’s rich and colourful history.
Discover fascinating stories about the people, places and events that helped shape the city we live in. Keep up on current events celebrating Toronto’s history and learn how you can get involved.



Stories, articles about Toronto's history.


Columns by the city's historic experts.


Columns and resources to help with your research.

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Jan 20, 2017

Colonization Road offers First Nations counternarrative to Canada 150

Canada 150 should focus more on education and less on celebration, says the director of a new documentary that shines a...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by Cynthia Reason
Jan 19, 2017

#TBT: Snow day in High Park, 1914

In this flashback photo circa 1914 by photographer William James, hundreds of thrill-seekers descend upon the toboggan runs...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment
Jan 16, 2017

REMEMBERING OUR YESTERDAYS: Goldwin Smith was 'Sage of the Grange'

Goldwin Smith is largely forgotten today, but just over a century ago he was one of Toronto’s most famous citizens and the...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by Bill Gladstone
Jan 12, 2017

#TBT: Christmas Day curling party circa 1904

In this flashback photo from the City of Toronto Archives, the family of Toronto agriculturist and seed merchant William...

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Jan 12, 2017

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

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

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment | by Denise Harris
Jan 01, 2017

NATURAL ROOTS: The Oak Tree Sentry of Toronto's Nordheimer Ravine

Just over a year ago, on a beautiful autumn day, I went to visit an oak tree located in the backyard of a townhouse on...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by Edith George
Dec 30, 2016

STORIES FROM ROUGE PARK: Discovering the 17th century Gandatsetiagon settlement

Gandatsetiagon is a public school in Pickering; but, long before this school was built, Gandatsetiagon was a 17th century...

Scarborough Mirror | Add Comment | by Larry Noonan
Dec 29, 2016

EDITORIAL: Etobicoke history column is evidence that readers love the past

With the approach of 2017 it’s time to think about new beginnings, new resolutions and what the future holds for our...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment
Dec 29, 2016

HISTORY CORNER: Etobicoke column a 'labour of love' for this historian

It was in December 2013 that Grace Peacock, Managing Editor of the Etobicoke Guardian, asked if I would be willing to write...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment | by Denise Harris
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
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