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Calling Toronto historians…

Toronto Branch has issued a call for proposals for the 2019 Toronto History Lecture, to be held on Wednesday, August 7, at the City of Toronto Archives.

The annual THL is free to attend and all are welcome. It was inaugurated in 2011 in memory of well-known local and family historian, and former […]

House of Industry records revealed

In the chill of a Toronto winter in 1859, 31-year-old Catharine Allen had two young children, was heavily pregnant with her third, and had been deserted by her husband. Ann McClauliff, a 66-year-old widow, had survived by selling fruit from a basket in the summer but could no longer make a living in the […]