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Toronto #15: Champions of Industry

New immigrants George Brown, Timothy Eaton, Adam Beck and Sir Henry Pellatt bring their entrepreneurial skills to the new City of Toronto and pave … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 18: Aftermath — 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 13 – The Final Days of War at Fort Erie

For six weeks in the late summer of 1814 Fort Erie has the unenviable distinction of becoming Canada’s bloodiest battlefield.

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1812 – Part 12: The Siege of Fort Erie

Re-enactors portray the wives, nurses, surgeons, soldiers, suttlers, natives and officers who participated in the Siege of Fort Erie and tell some of the … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 4: The Battle of York

During the War of 1812 an American squadron attacks York (today’s Toronto) and burns the fort and government buildings. The British retaliate.

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1812 – Part 1: The War begins

War is announced – but in 1812 civility reigns.  The British officers are entertaining their American counterparts at Fort George and so war will not start … Continue reading

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