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New Branch project: 3rd York Militia Veterans

Toronto Branch is pleased to announce the launch of a new online project—3rd York Militia Veterans!

It was 208 years ago, on March 23, 1813, that the 3rd York Militia was presented with its “colours”, stitched together by the Patriotic Young Ladies of York. Our newest Branch project will showcase the men who volunteered […]

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 […]