Biographies

Biographies

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From scientists to saints, artists to achievers, you'll find them here. Be sure to take a look at our lists of Famous Torontonians and Toronto Authors and Illustrators too.

Websites

  • CDN Craig & Marc Kielberger

    http://www.freethechildren.com/who-we-are/craig-and-marc-kielburger/

    It started when 12 year old Craig of Thornhill,On was determined to make a difference in the world.

  • CDN Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

    http://www.biographi.ca/

    Learn all about the many people who were important in the formation of Canada. This site covers the years 1000 to 1930. It is intended for adults but has a lot of useful information. Available in French and English.

  • Catholic Online Saints & Angels

    http://www.catholic.org/saints/stindex.php

    Look up your favourite saint or angel. Use the alphabetical list or search by Feast Day. We've linked you straight to the Saint Index for those of you in a rush!

  • CDN Chris Hadfield

    http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/biohadfield.asp

    The first Canadian to be the Commander of the International Space Station.

  • CDN Emily Carr At Home and At Work

    http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/expositions-exhibitions/emily_carr/en/about/index.php

    Learn about the life of Emily Carr, one of British Columbia's most famous artists.

  • CDN First Among Equals-the Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics

    http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/primeministers/kids/index-e.html

    From fun to the facts.

  • Gallery of Achievers - A Museum of Living History

    http://www.achievement.org/galleryachieve.html

    All about people who have shaped the 20th Century by their accomplishments. Discover a role model in the arts, business, public service, science and exploration and sports.

  • CDN The Group of Seven and Their Contemporaries

    http://mcmichael.com/collection/group-of-seven/

    Discover the history of the Group of Seven and learn about each individual artists and some of their paintings.

  • Indexes of Biographies

    http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/BiogIndex.html

    An alphabetical and chronological index to biographies of mathematicians. A site for adults but pretty easy to use.

  • Literary Sources Online

    http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEDB0077&R=EDB0077

    There is information about hundreds of authors in this database. You will need your library card to use it.

  • CDN The Terry Fox Run - About Terry Fox

    http://www.terryfox.org/TerryFox/T_Fox.html

    A young Canadian with cancer, Terry Fox became a hero when he attempted to run across the country on an artificial leg. The website has more about Terry and the Run.

  • CDN Women Artists in Canada

    http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/030001-1150-e.htmll

    Look up artists by last name.

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