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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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HISTORY CORNER: Meadowcrest Road homes began their story with the Thompson family

The story of the house at 7 Meadowcrest Rd. in Sunnylea begins in 1803 when Alexander Thompson received a grant of 200 acres...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment | by Denise Harris
Feb 16, 2017

#TBT: Maple Leaf Gardens was the ‘Bee's Knees’ back in 1950

This flashback photo from 1950 depicts an unnamed couple showcasing their best Charleston Bees Knees dance moves during an...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment
Feb 09, 2017

#TBT: Oscar Peterson tickles the ivories at Toronto’s Boy’s Club in 1946

In honour of Black History Month, this week’s Throwback Thursday photo pays tribute to late, great Canadian jazz pianist...

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Feb 09, 2017

HISTORY CORNER: Farmers brought their best to Etobicoke's agricultural fairs

In April 1855, the Agricultural Society of Etobicoke held its first fair in the Village of Mimico (renamed “Islington” in...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment | by Denise Harris
Feb 03, 2017

BLACK IN TORONTO: February as Black History Month is for everyone

Black History Month did not just happen one day, and it is not in February because it is the shortest and coldest month of...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by Rosemary Sadlier
Feb 01, 2017

NATURAL ROOTS: Celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary by designating a heritage tree

Remembering 'The Maple Leaf Forever' tree

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by Edith George
Jan 28, 2017

Outreach project seeks stories of First World War veterans

When Private Henry Agassiz signed up to serve in The Great War in 1916, his proud portrait joined those of more than 2,200 of...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by Cynthia Reason
Jan 26, 2017

#TBT: Women march for ‘Fatter Babies, Not Fatter Profits’ in 1946

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday photo pays tribute to this past weekend’s Women’s Marches on Washington around the world....

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Jan 25, 2017

HISTORY CORNER: Franklin Carmichael Art Centre was a gift to Etobicoke by local doctor

Hidden away in Thistletown at 34 Riverdale Dr. is one of Etobicoke’s best kept secrets: the Franklin Carmichael Art Centre....

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment | by Denise Harris
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
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