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Boys playing on Chestnut St.

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Toronto History Blog Posts

Aug 30 | Posted by John P.
(Credit: Prince of Wales and group at the CNE, 1927 – Toronto Archives – William James...

Aug 23 | Posted by John P.
Memorial at Toronto Necropolis Credit: Freaktography Urban Exploration and Photography...

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Upcoming Programs

The Art of Cartography
Sat, Aug 13

Discover the unexpected beauty of world maps, sea charts, city plans, and atlases from...

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of High Park Branch!
Sat, Oct 01 | 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate High Park Library's Centenary Celebration by taking fun selfies at the Photo...

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DISCUSSION GROUP with Keith Hyde
Tue, Oct 04 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Well-known historian Keith Hyde hosts a new series of monthly discussions about INTERN...

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