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Feb 20 | Posted by John P.
On February 20 and beyond, take a moment to remember the cancellation of the Avro Cana...

Feb 16 | Posted by John P.
University College; Interior, Convocation Hall. [1890?] (Credit: Toronto Reference Lib...

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Black History Month Contest
Wed, Feb 01

Celebrate Black History Month by entering our contest and winning some exciting prizes...

Vice & Virtue
Sat, Feb 11

Booze, broads and Sunday laws: this exhibit offers a look back at moral reform in "Tor...

North Toronto Historical Society: Finding 19th Century Black History in Toronto
Wed, Feb 22 | 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

In 1799 the little Town of York?s Black population numbered 25. By the time of the U....

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