Armistice Day

Banner photo is of Armistice Day celebrations at Bay and King streets on November 11, 1918.  From the City of Toronto Archives. From the distance of nearly a century, it’s hard to imagine the tumult of emotions unleashed by the armistice which ended the First World War on November 11th, 1918.  After four long, grim […]

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Thanksgiving

Banner photo is of a bell barn raising feast, July 17th, 1913, Victoria Park.  Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. Well it’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Toronto – okay, all of Canada – and you can tell because it’s pretty tough to find a can of pumpkin puree anywhere. If you live outside of Canada you might be surprised to […]

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