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Historicist: The Grand Tour

3 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: 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 (2 years ago)

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

Historicist: “An Exceptional Man”

Canada / Toronto : Torontoist (21 hours ago)

Hollywood actor Sterling Hayden gets busted for hashish at Toronto International Airport. Departing Toronto International Airport on April 16, 1981, veteran Hollywood actor Sterling Hayden—star of The Asphalt Jungle (1950) and Dr. S... Read Post


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