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Boys playing on Chestnut St.

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Toronto History Blog Posts

Jun 28 | Posted by John P.
On June 26 and beyond, Torontonians and others should take a moment to celebrate the C...

Jun 28 | Posted by John P.
Seagram, Joseph E., winners of King's Plate, 1891-1905, shown at Woodbine (later Green...

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Upcoming Programs

Show and Tell: Storytelling at the Library (in Cantonese)
Tue, Jul 05 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Bring an object - Share a story - Make a connection...

Show and Tell: Storytelling at the Library (in Mandarin)
Tue, Aug 02 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Bring an object - Share a story - Make a connection...

Accessing and Preserving Your Family Heirlooms
Thu, Aug 11 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This presentation explores best practices for storing personal treasures, with a parti...

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