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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Lost and Found

Banner photo is of King St looking east to Jordan in 1867.  Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. I have to say, thinking on it now, that I’ve been very lucky in not having ever really lost anything.  I don’t mean this in a grand, life sense – as in losing loved ones, or losing perspective […]

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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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