Gaslit Toronto

Banner photo is of King St looking west from Yonge in 1866.  Courtesy of Toronto Public Library.  Last month, for Earth Hour, we took a stroll through early 19th century Toronto for a look at the most common lighting options available at the time.  And they pretty much boiled down to, well, whatever you could […]

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Toronto by Candlelight

Banner photo is George Morse’s Soap and Candle Factory, Don Station, in the 1870s.  Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. Tonight, millions of people around the world will pause at 8:30PM (in their respective time zones) to turn off their lights in observance of Earth Hour.  As you no doubt are aware, this annual event was […]

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