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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.
Sunnyside, 1922? On June 28 and beyond, take a moment to remember Sunnyside Amusement ...

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Upcoming Programs

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...

The Art of Cartography
Sat, Aug 13

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

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