The Grange: Vintage Photos of a Toronto House with a History in Art

December 4, 2020 | lfeesey

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The Grange was just another manor for Toronto's elite until 1911. It then became the property of the Toronto Art Society — home of the future Art Museum of Toronto, renamed the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in 1965. Let's look back at the history of The Grange with photos...

Merril Collection at 50: Stories from the Spaced Out Library

November 10, 2020 | Nicole

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The year 2020 will go down in history for many reasons. It also happens to be a major milestone for Toronto Public Library's most far-out collection. In 1970, science-fiction author and editor Judith Merril donated 5,000 books to TPL to found the "Spaced Out Library." Now known as the Merril...

114 histoires de fantômes vues de l’haut-delà

October 22, 2020 | Ames

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L'exposition 114 histoires x 114 étages présente les diverses cultures et communautés de notre ville à travers des anecdotes et des images de lieux emblématiques de Toronto, visibles depuis les niveaux d'observation de la Tour CN. Pour l’Halloween, la Tour CN et The Haunted Walk of Toronto ont fait équipe...

114 Spooky Stories: Haunted Histories From Above and Beyond

October 22, 2020 | Ames

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The 114 Stories / 114 Storeys exhibit showcases our city’s diverse cultures and communities through stories and images of famous Toronto sites, visible from the CN Tower's observation levels. In the spirit of Halloween, the CN Tower and The Haunted Walk of Toronto partnered to share some of the city’s...

Snapshot of Smiths Falls, Ontario

October 16, 2020 | Sam

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It’s been two years since marijuana was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018. This changed the course of the small town of Smiths Falls, home to a significant pot-producing factory in Canada. So how did my hometown (hi, Mum and Dad!) get to where it is today? To find...

Ontario History: 40 Colouring Pages from Our Special Collections

October 8, 2020 | David

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Toronto Public Library has 170,000+ digitized photos, books, maps and more. You can search these historical items on our Digital Archive Ontario. No library card needed. We've transformed 40 Ontario-related items into colouring sheets. We hope you learn something new as you colour in history! Full colouring book Colouring pages...

W.R. Chorley's Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War

September 21, 2020 | Andrew

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Genealogists, either beginners or experienced, often know someone who served in the Royal Air Force (RAF) Bomber Command in the Second World War. This could be someone in their family or other circles. RAF personnel served as: pilots navigators flight engineers wireless operators bombardier/bomb aimers aerial gunners. Camp Borden recruit,...

Monuments in Ontario: Grief, Beauty and Controversy

June 18, 2020 | Sam

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One of my favourite things to do when I visit a new place is to check out monuments and public art. Every street tells a story, and monuments are a big part of that narrative. They invite us to "read" our built environment. Of course, I’m not travelling right now...

Exposition virtuelle: 114 histoires X 114 étage

June 17, 2020 | David

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Ci-dessous, l'exposition virtuelle de 114 histoires X 114 étages. L'exposition photographique originale à voir en personne avait été exposée à la Tour CN avant les fermetures mises en place afin d’aider à freiner la propagation du virus COVID-19. Intro Bienvenue à une célébration à 360 degrés des visages et des...

Virtual Exhibit: 114 Stories X 114 Storeys

June 17, 2020 | David

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Below is the virtual exhibit of 114 Stories X 114 Storeys. The original, in-person photo exhibit had been on display in the CN Tower before closures to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Intro Welcome to a 360-degree celebration of Toronto’s changing faces and places. The 114 Stories...