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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Christmas Catalogues

Banner image is a T. Eaton Company print, pre-1900, from the City of Toronto Archives. When I was growing up the Christmas season was heralded by the Consumer’s Distributing catalogue being tossed on your doorstep.   Of all the catalogues you were likely to receive, it was the thickest and could provide hours – days even – of […]

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