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Boys playing on Chestnut St.

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Toronto History Blog Posts

Oct 15 | Posted by John P.
On October 15 and beyond, take a moment to reflect upon the destructive power and afte...

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

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Upcoming Programs

Archive in Your Attic: Discovering Your Family Treasures
Sat, Oct 22 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Important family stories, scrapbooks, letters, and photos that tell the history of Tor...

Michael Enright on U. S. Elections and Politics .
Tue, Oct 25 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

An election campaign like no other in modern American political history. Both candidat...

Leaside Discover Your Heritage
Tue, Oct 25 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Explore Ontario of yesterday and today with Barry Penhale and some very special guests...

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