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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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Throwback 40 years: August 1977 from The 7 News

Communications volunteer Eric Morse shares news from four decades ago. The 7 News (1970-1985), being a volunteer-based community paper, came out twice monthly. Summer being community festival season then as now, its mid-August 1977 issue featured the Multicultural Summer Festival … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: 1977, according to the 7 News archive

By Eric Morse, CRA communications volunteer. As Keith Lawrance told us back in April, the old 7 News, named for Ward 7, the online archive of which was unearthed by neighbourhood blogger extraordinaire Doug Fisher, is a gold mine of … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Parliament Street in 1981

We saw this great photo of Parliament Street from Sunday June 7, 1981. Toronto Archives posted the photo taken by Harvey Naylor. If you are wondering why the street looks unusually busy, the ban on retail activity due to the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: April 22 1915 – The 2nd Battle of Ypres and Dr. George Nasmith

This week we look back 102 years to April 22 1915 and the 2nd Battle of Ypres during the First World War. Dr. George Gallie Nasmith played a key role in this battle by creating first a temporary solution for … Continue reading

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