Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: The opening of Riverdale Farm, and other news from September 1978

Volunteer Eric Morse continues his look back at Cabbagetown through the lens of Seven News, a community paper covering the then-Ward 7, including Cabbagetown. Riverdale Farm was about to open its gates for the first time on Sept. 9, 1978, … Continue reading

Posted in Throwback Thursday
Leave a comment

Throwback Thursday: Anne Cools’ political entrance

Volunteer Eric Morse looks back at 1978 and the launch of the political career of Anne Cools. A postscript accidentally omitted from our last Throwback Thursday noted that Senator Anne Cools had retired from the Senate of Canada at the … Continue reading

Posted in Throwback Thursday
Leave a comment

Throwback Thursday: Summer 1978, according to Seven News

Eric Morse continues his look through Seven News, a community newspaper published 40 years ago in what was then Ward 7, including Cabbaetown. You don’t expect (or really want) much news in late July and August – now, or 40 … Continue reading

Posted in Throwback Thursday
Leave a comment

Throwing back 40 years: the story behind Seven News

By Eric Morse, a communications volunteer with the Cabbagetown Residents’ Association. For the past year or so, I’ve been tracking highlights of the old Ward Seven News from 40 years ago. The paper was created in 1970 as a “progressive” … Continue reading

Posted in Local Interest, Throwback Thursday
Leave a comment

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

Posted in Throwback Thursday
Leave a comment

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

Posted in Throwback Thursday
Leave a comment

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

Posted in Throwback Thursday
Leave a comment

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

Posted in Throwback Thursday
Leave a comment

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

Posted in Throwback Thursday
Leave a comment

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

Posted in Throwback Thursday
1 Comment