Monthly Archives: November 2012

Toronto #26: The Canadian National Exhibition

To 26 - CNE

In 1879 an annual fair was begun on Toronto’s waterfront as an industrial exhibition to highlight technology in farming. Over the years the CNE … Continue reading

Posted in Toronto 175 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toronto #25: Early sports heroes and modern stadia

TO 25 - Ned

Stories of Ned Hanlan, Babe Ruth, and Marilyn Bell (the first person to swim Lake Ontario), are combined with the evolution of major sports … Continue reading

Posted in Toronto 175 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toronto #24: Lessons from Hurricane Hazel

TO 24 - Hazel 1

In October 1954 disaster struck the Humber Valley in Toronto when Hurricane Hazel came inland 960 km from the Carolina coast. Archival film footage … Continue reading

Posted in Toronto 175 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toronto #23: The Great Fire of 1904

TO 23 - Fire

Archival film footage of the Great Fire of 1904 reveals fascinating scenes of early Toronto, the streets, stores, citizens along with turn of the … Continue reading

Posted in Toronto 175 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toronto #22: The Police and the City

TO 22 - Police 3

In the early days of Toronto, every fit man was expected to put in a few nights on watch duty. It wasn’t until 1834 … Continue reading

Posted in Toronto 175 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toronto #21: High Park – Legacy of the First City Engineer

TO 21 - High Park 2

Railway Barons took the land reserved for Parks and cut the City of Toronto off from the waterfront. John Howard, the first City Engineer … Continue reading

Posted in Toronto 175 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toronto # 20 –Yonge Street and the TTC

TO 175 - TTC

Archival film footage combines with intriguing stories to reveal the history of Toronto’s transportation system. It all started when Governor Simcoe built Yonge Street, … Continue reading

Posted in Toronto 175 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment