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HISTORY (FALL 2017): Remembering Sir William Howland

October 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Howland Avenue takes its name from noted reformer

By David Raymont

An Annex-area street recalls the contribution of one-time local business titan and politician Sir William Howland.

Howland’s speculation in land in the Annex area resulted in Howland Avenue being named for him. He also founded the village of Lambton Mills on the Humber River.

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HISTORY (FALL 2017): Inspiring the spine

October 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Heritage Toronto unveils Joseph Bloore plaque

PICTURE BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: Approximately 100 people gathered at 117 Bloor St. E. on Aug. 31 to celebrate the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to Joseph Bloore. The plaque, located close to the site of Bloore’s home, includes a part of a previous one dedicated to the inspiration for Bloor Street and text by Heritage Toronto. It took more than seven years to create this new plaque, which may never have been unveiled if not for the passion and enthusiasm of local residents.

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Tags: Annex · History

ARTS (MAY 2017): Examining pre-Confederation treaties

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS (MAY 2017): Examining pre-Confederation treaties

PHOTO BY CLARRIE FEINSTEIN/GLEANER NEWS: A Hart House Map Room exhibition that runs until May 26 aims to educate Canadians on the role of treaties in Canadian history. Canada By Treaty: Negotiating Histories — curated by history professors Heidi Bohaker and Laurie Bertram, and senior undergraduate student James Bird — is a direct response to one of the calls to action put forward by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in 2015.

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Tags: Annex · Arts · History

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Harbord C.I. connects with history

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on FROM THE ARCHIVES: Harbord C.I. connects with history

Fully restored statue returns to school

PHOTO BY NEILAND BRISSENDEN/GLEANER NEWS: Our Soldier has watched over Harbord students since 1922.

By Linda Nguyen

A bronze soldier has stood proudly in front of Harbord Collegiate Institute for 83 years. He’s watched students saunter in and out of class each day, watched as they skateboard and chatter at his feet, but most importantly, he’s watched over them.

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Tags: Annex · History

FROM THE ARCHIVES: A time of loss, horror and excitement

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on FROM THE ARCHIVES: A time of loss, horror and excitement

Three Annex veterans recall war service

By Annemarie Brissenden

Georgette Caldwell remembers the exact moment she decided to join the Women’s Royal Naval Service. It came after the first firebombing of London. Walking along the churchyard of St. Paul’s Cathedral, “you could smell the wood burning, and the cobblestones underneath my feet were still steaming.”

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Tags: Annex · General · History

BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY 2017): Moving to the centre

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY 2017): Moving to the centre

Crossing Bathurst Street with A Different Booklist

 

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Tags: Annex · Arts · History

HISTORY FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sculptor marks the lessons of war

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on HISTORY FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sculptor marks the lessons of war

Walter Allward designed Vimy Ridge, local war memorials

By Alfred Holden

In honour of Remembrance Day, this month we reprint former Citybuildings columnist Alfred Holden’s November 2003 piece on the sculptor who designed many of the nation’s most affecting and prominent war memorials.

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Tags: Annex · History · Life

HISTORY (OCTOBER 2016): Yiddish sign evokes rich history

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on HISTORY (OCTOBER 2016): Yiddish sign evokes rich history

College Street organization hosts Mandel’s Dreamery installation

PICTURE COURTESY OF ONTARIO JEWISH ARCHIVES: For Fentster curator Evelyn Tauben, pictures of families standing in front of their storefronts evoke the sense of accomplishment early immigrants felt for building not just a business, but a new life.

PICTURE COURTESY OF ONTARIO JEWISH ARCHIVES: For Fentster curator Evelyn Tauben, pictures of families standing in front of their storefronts evoke the sense of accomplishment early immigrants felt for building not just a business, but a new life.

By Clarrie Feinstein

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Tags: Annex · History

HISTORY (OCTOBER 2016): Honouring those who honour history

October 27th, 2016 · Comments Off on HISTORY (OCTOBER 2016): Honouring those who honour history

Local residents recognized at Heritage Toronto Awards

Former Chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and community historian Carolyn King received Heritage Toronto’s Special Achievement Award in recognition of her decades-long efforts to preserve the Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation’s community and to celebrate First Nation heritage at this year’s award ceremony, held in conjunction with the annual Kilbourn lecture on Oct. 17 at the Isabel Bader Theatre. The presentation capped off an evening that celebrated a host of local historians.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES (SEPTEMBER 2016): A look back at one attempt to lease a local school

September 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on FROM THE ARCHIVES (SEPTEMBER 2016): A look back at one attempt to lease a local school

TDSB reverses Essex Junior and Senior Public School decision after community uproar

PHOTO BY CLARA FEINSTEIN: The TDSB’s July 2005 attempt to lease Essex Jr. and Sr. Public School (above) backfired in the face of public outcry.

PHOTO BY CLARA FEINSTEIN: The TDSB’s July 2005 attempt to lease Essex Jr. and Sr. Public School (above) backfired in the face of public outcry.

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Tags: Annex · History