Christmas Shopping

Banner image is of a Christmas window display, featuring gas ranges and water heaters, in 1937.  Courtesy of Toronto City Archives.  Well, here we are on the cusp of Christmas once again and, I have to say, I’m feeling quite festive.  The tree’s up, carols are tinkling in the background and I’ve big plans for […]

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Jordan and Melinda: In the End

Banner imagine is of Jordan St, looking north from Melinda to King, in 1907.  Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. In our last visits to Jordan and Melinda, we first met the streets in the 1830s as they emerged from the once private land of an American named John Van Zant, and watched as they grew […]

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Gifford Street

Banner image is of Toronto General Hospital on Gerrard St.  From A History of Toronto General Hospital, 1913. Tucked away between Sackville and Sumach, running north from Gerrard, is a short street with a rather unique history. If you were to look it up, you would find that Gifford St is most notable for its […]

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