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Throwback Thursday: Dec. 3, 1977

Volunteer Eric Morse continues his archival exploration of the Seven News, a community newspaper that covered the then-Ward-7 (including Cabbagetown) in the late 1970s. The lead story of the issue was a profile of the local branch of Oxfam (at … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Nov. 19, 1977

Volunteer Eric Morse takes us back 40 years with this week’s look at 7 News, a community paper that focused on Cabbagetown and the rest of the then-Ward 7 in the City of Toronto. As might be expected, given its … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: November 1977

Volunteer Eric Morse resumes his treasure-hunting through the 7 News, published in the former Ward 7, Toronto, that included Cabbagetown. Let’s travel back to Nov. 5, 1977. Much of the social infrastructure of downtown Toronto was getting its start in … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Legend of Stinky’s Park

Keith Lawrance contributes this week’s Throwback Thursday. This story is about an area slightly outside of our boundaries but the story is entertaining enough that we thought you might enjoy it. As you probably know, Regent Park was the original … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Bird’s eye view of Cabbagetown from 1876

This week’s look back in time is to our neighbourhood in 1876 as sketched by P.A. Gross (oldtorontomaps.blogspot.ca). In a remarkable feat of stamina over 3 years, Mr. Gross walked every street and laneway in Toronto while drawing 14,000 private … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The corner stores of Cabbagetown

This week’s look back in time is of a few of the corner stores that used to dot our local streets. The Toronto Archives (toronto.ca) have a number of photographs of the neighbourhood taken in 1972 and we found a … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Swiss Cottage

We have written in the past (ahem), about some of the many medical facilities that used to be located in olde Cabbagetown, including the Toronto General Hospital and the Toronto School of Medicine. Across the Don River, north of the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Sept. 24, 1977

Volunteer Eric Morse continues his look through the 7 News, a community newspaper published in what was then Ward 7 in Toronto in the 1970s and 1980s. The front page of the September 24, 1977 issue of 7 News was … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: September 1977

Volunteer Eric Morse has been mining the archives of 7 News, a community newspaper published in what was then Ward 7 within East Toronto, including Cabbagetown. Here’s his report on the Sept. 10, 1977 edition. In the September 10, 1977 … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: the summer of ’77

Volunteer Eric Morse peruses the August 27, 1977 issue of Seven News for more throwback tales. Downtown was reinventing itself. The August 27, 1977 issue of Seven News headlines the beginning of construction of mixed housing in the St Lawrence … Continue reading

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