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Anyone who has explored Toronto Island beyond Centre Island's roller coasters and picnic facilities is likely to have been surprised and charmed by the residential areas on Wards and Algonquin Island. The history of the Island is the subject of a new documentary that covers everything from its geological origins... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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With the shelves of every branch stocked with books to fuel a desire for learning and self-improvement, the library is your go-to location for New Year's resolutions. In addition to the things you can check out at a branch or online, you can find inspiration for the new year in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Just in time for Canada 150, London fog meets maple leaf in Canada and Sherlock Holmes, a new publication by the Baker Street Irregulars. Edited by Ontarian Peter Calamai and Nova Scotian Mark Alberstat, this is an impressive collection of essays by Canadian writers and articles about Canadian connections to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Thanks for the thought Gary, but that would have to be a pretty big hat. The page sold for US$158,500!
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This week, a single sheet of Arthur Conan Doyle's manuscript for the Sherlock Holmes thriller The Hound of the Baskervilles will go up for sale at Christie's auction house with an estimated starting price of US$80,000. The actual sales price will likely exceed that by a significant amount. [Updated June... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Have you visited the new Arthur Conan Doyle Room yet? This latest version of the Toronto Public Library's tribute to Sherlock Holmes and his creator opened to the public just two years ago. It's located in the Charles & Marilyn Baillie Special Collections Centre on the 5th floor of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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