Banner photo is of the Crystal Palace in 1905. Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. One of the best parts of all my childhood summers was a trip or two to the Canadian National Exhibition. Of course, no one ever called it that – it was always the C.N.E. or The Ex. If you can imagine such a thing, […]Read more "Fair Days"
Banner photo is of the St. Clair wading pool on August 12th, 1936. From the City of Toronto Archives. To repeat an overused refrain around town – man, is it hot. It’s high-summer here in Toronto and the city’s sweltering. Stepping outside is like being swaddled in an electric blanket – a damp, overheating, electric […]Read more "Cool Water"