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What Sunnyside looked like before the Gardiner arrived Bathing station, 1924

I remember my father talking about how popular Sunnyside beach pavillion was. It was past its prime by the time I was a teen.

April 28, 1911: Men’s bones found while digging the drain for the new Sunday school of Weston Presbyterian Church. A contemporary newspaper article states that workmen excavating at the corner of Main and Mill streets, Weston, about 50 feet from the banks of the Humber River, came across the skeletons of 30 men only two feet from the surface.

April Men’s bones found while digging the drain for the new Sunday…

Toronto 1960

Archival Photo of the Carlton Theatre at Yonge and Carlton Streets - Toronto circa

Billy Bishop - The Canadian Encyclopedia

William Avery "Billy" Bishop: WWI Flying Ace Canada's highest-scoring fighter pilot of World War One, with 72 confirmed victories.

The Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St.) currently features an exhibit on fashions from 1890-1914. This lovely portrait of the Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, Ishbel Maria Gordon, was taken in Toronto in 1897 during a ball at the Armouries. A celebrated pioneer of women’s rights and healthcare, she also wrote “Canadian journal of Lady Aberdeen, 1893-1898”, which is in our collection.

Ishbel in a formal portrait photo, wearing a diamond and pearl tiara

The Ward: One of Toronto’s more historic, yet forgotten, communities

Slavic immigrants working on the Ontario and Rainy River Railway. (item 1)

Slavic immigrants working on the Ontario and Rainy River Railway.

Image- Walker, Emily, brickmakers' supplies, Yonge St., w. side, s. of Walker Ave. Toronto -2000ft. Reference Library Baldwin 975-2-2 Small

Image- Walker, Emily, brickmakers' supplies, Yonge St., w. side, s. of Walker Ave. Toronto -2000ft. Reference Library Baldwin 975-2-2 Small

A two week pass for Edward Yahyahkeekoot from the Saskatchewan Archives Board. This is one of the few remaining passes found in a Canadian archive, and is proof of the pass system, implemented in 1885. The policy controlled the movement of First Nation people off reserves.

Dark history of Canada's pass system uncovered in new documentary

Dark history of Canada's First Nations pass system uncovered in documentary Little known policy restricted people living on reserves, enforced for nearly 60 years