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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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Throwback Thursday: 7 News

We noted with interest, in Doug Fisher’s Cabbagetown Neighbourhood Review of March 30 that there used to be a community newspaper called 7 News which covered what was then Ward 7 in the city: Cabbagetown (both what was then called … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Vimy and Walter Seymour Allward

100 years ago during the First World War, a battle occurred at Vimy Ridge in France that has become a significant part of Canadian history. Over three days from 9 – 12 April 1917, four Canadian divisions fought together for … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Toronto Police Constable shot and killed in Cabbagetown – 1973

This week’s look back in time is of a sad incident that occurred in the neighbourhood on January 10 1973. 28 year-old Toronto Police Constable James Lothian (pictured) spotted a speeding vehicle running a red light and pursued it until … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Cabbagetown throws a party the day before Prohibition – March 21 1916

101 years ago, the prohibition against the legal consumption of alcohol came to Ontario and our Cabbagetown ancestors celebrated (ahem…the day before) by taking advantage of a sale at Haffey’s Liquor Store at Dundas and Berkeley Streets. Here is a … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Sarah Anne Curzon living at 274 Carlton St.

One of the best known former residents of Cabbagetown is Sarah Anne Curzon who lived at 274 Carlton St. in the 1870s. She was a playwright, poet, journalist, and a pioneer in educating readers of her newspaper and magazine columns … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: 410-412 Parliament Street in 1951

There is a little mystery to this week’s Throwback Thursday feature. This photograph from the Toronto Archives is labelled 410-412 Parliament St. and dated April 3, 1951. Why it has some mystery is that Parliament Street north of Gerrard Street … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Troops in Riverdale Park

We found some unusual photos of troops being reviewed in Riverdale Park by General Sir John French. The photos are labelled 1910, 1913 or circa 1916, but they appear to all be from the same day. Photos: Toronto Archives (toronto.ca/archives)

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Throwback Thursday: Gerrard and Parliament Street in 1947

This look back at the past is of the Gerrard Pharmacy at the north-west corner of Gerrard Street East and Parliament Street ca. 1947. It’s interesting to note the advertising of cigarette brands which has been prohibited for many years … Continue reading

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