The War of 1812 – like all wars – was not all glory and righteousness. Not even mostly glory and righteousness.

May 22, 2012 | Jonathon Hodge

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It’s May 2012. In most of Canada, the birds are chirping, spring flowers are in bloom, and people across the country are gearing up to crack out the grills in anticipation of a lovely summer. Oh yes, and it’s approaching 200 years to the day since the United States ‘declared...

Over Any Distance Imaginable : The Royal Mail From York - May 16th

May 12, 2012 | Andrew

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Join assistant curator Kate McCauley of Toronto’s First Post Office at the North York Central Library as she presents the history of the post office in Toronto from 1798 to 1851. North York Central Library, Room 1 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto Wednesday May 16th, 2012, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Topics...

Fire Insurance Plans for Toronto

Updated: July, 4, 2016 Toronto Public Library has fire insurance plans for the City of Toronto dating from 1858 to 1973, and has digitized the plans up to 1910. Sometimes called Goad's atlases, after Charles E. Goad who started fire insurance mapping in 1875, these large-scale aerial drawings show locations...

War of 1812: Bicentennial Talks

From 2012 to 2014, Canadians and Americans will commemorate the War of 1812 – a seminal event in our shared histories. This spring, a unique series of lectures, debates and conversations will be presented by the Toronto Public Library in partnership with Heritage Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum, Luminato and...