Fair Days

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, […]

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Cool Water

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 […]

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