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Boys playing on Chestnut St.

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Toronto History Blog Posts

May 13 | Posted by John P.
On May 11 and beyond, take a moment to celebrate the beginning of one of Toronto’s ear...

Mar 07 | Posted by John P.
During March, take a moment to remember Father of Confederation and Liberal Reformer G...

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Upcoming Programs

The Working Lives of Chinese Canadian Women: 1923-1967
Fri, May 05

This exhibit - located on the 3rd floor of the Toronto Reference Library - celebrates ...

Japanese Swordsmanship: Katori Shinto Ryu
Mon, Jul 03 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

A demonstration and lecture by members of Toronto Kenjutsu, a group devoted to the anc...

Dishing Up Toronto: Follow the Maize - From Mexico to the Great Lakes
Thu, Jul 06 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Come experience the long story of corn's development as one of the world's premier foo...

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