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Boys playing on Chestnut St.

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Toronto History Blog Posts

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

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

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Upcoming Programs

Vice & Virtue
Sat, Feb 11

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

Wellington Place Neighborhood: Showing Toronto's Changes
Mon, Mar 27 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Established west of the original town of York (later Toronto), this area includes a 19...

A History of War Profits and Profiteers During WWI
Mon, Mar 27 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Great War led to the achievement of considerable economic gain throughout industri...

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