Monthly Archives: June 2012

Toronto #12: Conflicts and Resolutions

TO 175 #12 Times of War Conflicts & Resolutions

Conflicts and Resolutions takes a look at Toronto’s involvement in times of War starting with Fort York an authentic War of 1812 site from … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 18: Aftermath — Military Settlements

1812 - Military settlements

The British Government has run out of money and rather than have the soldiers who have fought in the War of 1812 return home, … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 17: Aftermath – Fort Frederick

1812 - Ft Frederick

It’s the Aftermath of the War of 1812. Along with the Rideau Canal and Fort Henry, Fort Frederick is built as one of the … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 16: Aftermath — Fort Henry

1812 - Fort Henry

It’s the Aftermath of the War of 1812. In 1832 the British are still concerned that the Americans might return to attack Upper Canada. … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 15: Aftermath — Building the Rideau Canal

1812 - Rideau

Although the War of 1812 is over there is still concern that the Americans might invade again and the British remain vulnerable to attack … Continue reading

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Toronto #11: St. Lawrence Hall and Market

TO 175 #11 St. L. Hall & Mkt

The grand St. Lawrence Hall is built on the ruins of a burned out farmers market in what is now the historic neighbourhood of … Continue reading

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Toronto #10: The Story of Government House

To 175 #10 Government House

The story of Ontario’s Government House and the official residences of the Lt. Governor from Simcoe’s tent to the first solid structure burned by … Continue reading

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Toronto #9: Epidemics & Discoveries

TO 175 #9 Epidemics

In 1834 – tragedy strikes. Toronto is invaded by cholera then typhus and has to take drastic measures to save the population. An archaeological … Continue reading

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Toronto #8: The Blackburn Story – Slaves on the Run

TO 175 #8 Blackburn slaves

The story of Lucie and Thornton Blackburn, slaves on the run from Kentucky, is brought to life with help from the Provincial Marine re-enactment … Continue reading

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Toronto #7: The story of William Lyon Mackenzie

TO 175 #7 WL Mackenzie

Elected to the Legislature in his later years and expelled from Parliament five times, Toronto’s First Mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie, was a prolific journalist, … Continue reading

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