Tag Archives: Upper Canada

Prince Edward Island – Confederation Circus, Green Gables and White Sands

A real live circus nearly scuppered the ambitions of politicians when they sailed into PEI and tried to negotiate Confederation – but booze and … 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 16: Aftermath — 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

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 #9: Epidemics & Discoveries

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

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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1812 – Part 10: Relief of Fort Michilimackinac

Following the Battle of Lake Erie when the British fleet was defeated by the Americans, Fort Michilimackinac in the Mackinaw Straits was isolated. The … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 9: War and the Settlers

After the Americans had defeated the British at the Battle of Lake Erie and the Battle of the Thames – the south western region … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 6: Settlement in South Western Ontario

Inspired by Simcoe’s dream to create a British colony, flamboyant Colonel Tom Talbot obtained a land grant in South Western Ontario and offered new … Continue reading

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1812 – Part 5: Rebuilding Fort York

After the Battle of York, the Americans destroyed the Fort, the Governor’s House and the Parliament Buildings. They then decided that the town of … Continue reading

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