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Throwback Thursday: July 1978

Eric Morse continues his journey back four decades, perusing the archives of Seven News, a Toronto Community newspaper published in the 1970s and 1980s in what was then Ward 7, covering Cabbagetown and environs. The landlord-tenant dispute at the Barbara … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: June 1978, courtesy Seven News

Volunteer Eric Morse continues his explorations of the archives of Seven News, a weekly local newspaper in Toronto 40 years ago for what was then Ward 7, including Cabbagetown. Rent and municipal politics were the big items in the first … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Cabbagetown spring, 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse takes a look back at spring, 1978, with a selection of stories from the April and May issues of Seven News, a community newspaper published in Cabbagetown. The front page photo and story in the April 22 … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Parliament Street businesses from the past

We’ve been visiting the visiting the Toronto Public Library collection and came across these images from Excelsior Pres at 403 Parliament St. (now home to Ultra Pharmacy). They promised “fancy printing of all kinds done well and cheap.” The library … Continue reading

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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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