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Boys playing on Chestnut St.

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Toronto History Blog Posts

Jul 08 | Posted by John P.
This week, take a moment to remember the rain storm of July 8, 2013 that produced the ...

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

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Upcoming Programs

Digitizing Family Memories
Tue, Sep 05 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Bring your photographs, family heirlooms, writings and other materials to be documente...

Hands-On Library Edition
Thu, Sep 07 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored with the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. This course ...

Don Mills as It Was, with Scott Kennedy
Fri, Sep 15 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Time travel back to the days when Don Mills farms produced food that ended up on the s...

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