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2018 Toronto History Lecture

The eighth annual Toronto History Lecture will take place on Wednesday 8 August at the City of Toronto Archives.

Author and professor Ted Glenn will share the little known story of Canadian Cyclists and how they prepared for their unique role in the Great War. Professor Glenn will speak about the Cyclists’ early training in and around Toronto. He will draw on personal diaries, memoirs, and newspaper accounts, which he has been researching for a forthcoming book, as well as an amazing collection of photographs, some never before published.

Please join us for Battle of the Humber: Canadian Cyclists and Basic Training in Toronto, 1914–1916.

The 2018 Toronto History Lecture is dedicated to the memory of Bill Britnell, an early member of the Ontario Genealogical Society and Toronto Branch, whose diligent work in transcribing cemetery markers in many parts of the province and, more recently, as resident volunteer genealogist with the St. James’ Cemetery, has been and will continue to be of invaluable assistance to countless family historians.

This event is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited.

Visit our Toronto History Lecture page now to find out more.

Canadian Cyclists with their bicycles

No 9 Platoon, Cyclist Corps, Exhibition Camp (Reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada)

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