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ON THE COVER History delivered (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER History delivered (Spring 2019)

COURTESY CANADA POST


Canada Post recently issued a new stamp in honour of Canada’s first black postman, Albert Jackson. His route included Harbord Village. For a reprise of Gleaner coverage on Jackson see page 10 and for more on the stamp, please see page 2.

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CHATTER: Albert Jackson stamp issued (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · 1 Comment

Canada Post issued a stamp honouring Albert Jackson just in time for Black History month this year. Born a slave in Delaware in the 1850s, Jackson came to Canada as a toddler on the Underground Railway. He grew up in Toronto and won a position as a letter carrier in 1882. The other Canada Post employees refused to train him because of the colour of his skin, and the media fuelled a heated public debate about “the coloured postman”.

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HISTORY: Delivering history in Harbord Village (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · 1 Comment

HVRA lane-naming project leads to The Postman

In March of 2015 the Gleaner featured coverage of the pending play, The Postman, that was staged on neighbourhood porches in the summer of that year. The Harbord Village event commemorated the life and times of Albert Jackson, Canada’s first black postie. On the occasion of Canada Post issuing a stamp in Jackson’s honour, we are reprinting this article 

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Annex post office closure will inconvenience locals

September 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on Annex post office closure will inconvenience locals

Station P, near Bloor and Spadina, will move to the Bloor and Ossington area this fall

Photo: Victoria Prouse/Gleaner News

By Victoria Prouse

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Counterfeit stamps circulating in Annex

July 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on Counterfeit stamps circulating in Annex

By Cara Waterfall

While the Canada Post strike is over, the organization still has its share of headaches. The RCMP said the company has lost millions of dollars because of counterfeit stamp operations in the last year.

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