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Boys playing on Chestnut St.

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Toronto History Blog Posts

Dec 31 | Posted by John P.
On December 31 and beyond, take a moment to delve back into history to the time when t...

Dec 28 | Posted by John P.
December is a good time to reflect back upon the 2013 North American Ice Storm that pl...

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Upcoming Programs

Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
Tue, Jan 24 | 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Co-sponsored with the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, this 3-week ...

Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue, Jan 24 | 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. ...

A Nation Divided: Greece on the Verge of Civil War
Tue, Jan 31 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Come and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the November 1916 battle of Athens and Gre...

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