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Historicist: The Grand Tour

2 years agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Frederick Gardiner and Tracy leMay show off the possibilities and problems of their newly created realm: Metro Toronto. With the passage of provincial legislation on April 2, 1953, the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto became a legal reality, joining together the City of Toronto with its twelve neighbouring municipalities in a regional federation. But few of the region’s 1.
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Historicist: Test Drive a Metropass

Canada / Toronto : Torontoist (3 years ago)

After years of study by the TTC, Torontonians were finally able to purchase a transit pass in 1980, even if it cost more than Montreal's. During an April Fools’ Day TTC meeting in 1980, Metro Toronto Chairman Paul Godfrey became the... Read Post

Historicist: The Two John Boyds

Canada / Toronto : Torontoist (3 years ago)

A father-son photography duo captured 80 years of Toronto's history. The municipal, provincial, and national archives are stocked with tens of thousands of photographs of Toronto and environs by one father-and-son team. Collectively... Read Post

Historicist: The Birth of Leaside

Canada / Toronto : Torontoist (last year)

How a railroad planned a community around its expansion plans a century ago. When the provincial government passed a bill incorporating the Town of Leaside on April 23, 1913, it legislated into existence a municipality which was lit... Read Post


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