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Throwback Thursday: April 1916

We begin this edition of Throwback Thursday by reaching back 102 years to April 1916, when Canada was at war, and any open space that was big enough might be called upon to serve as a drill field, or at … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: April 8, 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse brings us the local news from April 8, 1978 courtesy 7 News. It was a soggy spring in St James Town. The previous issue of 7 News had reported flooding in the 280 Wellesley complex, and now … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: March 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse takes us back to March 1978 to look at the news in and around Cabbagetown. A critical stage was reached in the redevelopment of “South St James Town” (Bleecker, Wellesley, Ontario, Carlton, now forming part of the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: the DIY version

Your Cabbagetowner for many years has known what a treasure-trove of historic photos are preserved through the City of Toronto Archives. And now, you can peruse photos block-by-block around the city, from 1850 to today, using an online tool called … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: of narrow houses and political beginnings

A return to The Seven News, 40 years ago, as perused by volunteer Eric Morse. The Feb. 25 1978 issue of Seven News is full of tidbits for us modern types. Currently, we are concerned at the rise of the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Darrigo’s Groceries, 1947

The Toronto Archives – @Torontoarchives on Twitter –  is a treasure trove of images and stories of Toronto past.  Recently, the Archives published a series of photos of downtown businesses from the past century and included this image of Darrigo’s Groceries, which … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Back to February 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse continues his exploration of the archives of Seven News, a community newspaper covering Cabbagetown in the late 1970s and early 1980s when this area was in the city’s Ward 7. No, it wasn’t the day Mel Lastman … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Jan. 28, 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse continues his trip down memory lane via Seven News, a community newspaper covering Cabbagetown in the 1970s and 1980s. The big headline for the end of January 1978 is that Margaret Scrivener, the “acid-tongued Tory MPP” for … Continue reading

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New year, new Throwback Thursday!

Volunteer Eric Morse looks back to January 1978. Seven News was an activist and outspoken newspaper in the middle years of social activism in downtown Toronto. The lead for the first issue of 1978: “Canada Works: Crumbs for the Lucky … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursdays: December 17, 1977

In our last Throwback Thursday for 2017, volunteer Eric Morse looks back four decades to 1977 as captured in the 7 News, a local newspaper covering the happenings of what was then Ward 7, including Cabbagetown.  Looking back at a … Continue reading

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