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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.
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Mar 25, 2017

Search continues for missing Richview school bell

The plot has thickened in the mysterious disappearance of the Richview school bell. Earlier this month, Etobicoke Centre...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment | by Cynthia Reason
Mar 23, 2017

TBT: ‘Henri’ the runaway mascot bear gets treed in 1915

In this week’s #ThrowbackThursday photo from First World War era Toronto, Private R.L. Smith of the 19th Battalion climbs a...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment
Mar 22, 2017

HISTORY CORNER: Private in the War of 1812 founder of Christ Church Mimico

John Graves Simcoe Giles — now, that’s quite a name! When he was born in York (Toronto) in 1794, his parents, Samuel Giles...

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

REMEMBERING OUR YESTERDAYS: Reconstructing the old neighbourhood of Agnes and Terauley

Most Torontonians have probably never heard of the major intersection of Agnes and Terauley that once existed in the heart...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by Bill Gladstone
Mar 16, 2017

#TBT: 1961 snow day in Toronto

Snow days aren’t always all fun and games – just ask the young lad in this week’s #ThrowbackThursday photo from 1961. His...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by Cynthia Reason
Mar 09, 2017

#TBT: ‘Slum Kids’ in The Ward circa 1911

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday photo, which comes with a handwritten note reading ‘Slum kids 1911’, depicts a group of...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment
Mar 08, 2017

HISTORY CORNER: Recalling a time when seven storeys was tall for an apartment building

In the summer of 1956, a land developer held a family picnic in a field overlooking a valley in northern Etobicoke. His...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment | by Denise Harris
Mar 07, 2017

Etobicoke trustee offers reward for missing Richview school bell

A local school board trustee and an Etobicoke historian have teamed up to solve the mystery of the missing Richview school...

Etobicoke Guardian | Add Comment | by Cynthia Reason
Mar 02, 2017

#TBT: Toronto Maple Leafs baseball spring training circa 1955

In honour of the kick-off of the Blue Jay’s spring training schedule, today’s #ThrowbackThursday photo goes back 62 years to...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment
Mar 01, 2017

NATURAL ROOTS: The Oaks of Riverside Drive and the First Nations

This year is the 150th anniversary of Canada. This column is about the oaks of the Lucy Maude Montgomery Parkette. They...

Bloor West Villager | Add Comment | by Edith George
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