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Toronto History Blog Posts

Mar 26 | Posted by Katherine
Researching old buildings in Toronto can be extremely interesting but also extremely f...

Feb 03 | Posted by Canadiana Staff
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Upcoming Programs

The Controversy of Billy Bishop, VC
Wed, Aug 20 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Marking the 100th anniversary of World War One, Keith Hyde, Aviation Historian, will s...

Pioneers and pleasure gardens, settlement and the suburbs
Sat, Sep 13 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Pioneers and pleasure gardens, settlement and the suburbs: Scarborough's remarkable wa...

Edwin Alonzo Boyd: Life and Crimes of Canada's Master Bank Robber
Wed, Sep 17 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Join author Nate Hendley in a lively discussion about infamous bank robber Edwin Alonz...

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