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A big omission, I concede. Any particular book you'd recommend?
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Toronto Star Photograph Archive, 1996. The Toronto Raptors made history in 2019. At Toronto Public Library, we love all things history. We preserve Toronto's history on a daily basis, including our sporting past. Even mascots can be part of that history. Enter official Raptors mascot, "The Raptor" — our lovable... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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This post is part of Digital Literacy Week at Toronto Public Library, a week long celebration of Toronto's digital skills and technology capabilities. Below is a list of websites to help you find vintage images of Ontario. These images include photos as well as sketches, paintings, maps, postcards, posters and... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Local History & Genealogy
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Below are eight bits of Ontario history preserved by Toronto Public Library, from a political ad to a fast food poster. These digitized items — and thousands more — are available on Digital Archive Ontario, a website for exploring historical photos, postcards, maps and books from across the province. (I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at Local History & Genealogy
Great breadth of titles here. But you missed one of my favourite movies of all time, Wall-E ;)
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2019 on Speaking of Walls... at Arts & Culture
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Thank you, Chris. I always appreciate attention to semantics/grammar. I've revised the post.
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It's so easy for history like this to fade without photographs and other documents — thanks KFediw!
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“Men in a maze of wooden planks climb deep into the shattered light of blond wood. A man is an extension of hammer, drill, flame. Drill smoke in his hair. A cap falls into the valley, gloves are buried in stone dust."
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Great suggestion Randolph! Doug Taylor has written "Toronto Theatres and the Golden Age of the Silver Screen" and "Toronto's Local Movie Theatres of Yesteryear: Brought Back to Thrill You Again." Both available to borrow from the library.
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This year marked the 100th anniversary of the Prince Edward Viaduct — known to most as the Bloor Viaduct. (A viaduct is "a long elevated roadway usually consisting of a series of short spans supported on arches, piers, or columns.") Officially opened on October 18, 1918, the bridge connects Bloor... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2018 at Local History & Genealogy
So interesting! Who knew?? Thanks for sharing Wendy.
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In your defense, "mensuration" is not a common term! (I had to look it up, only to find that it indeed basically means "measuring".)
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I must admit, I'd still be interested in attending many of these — I'd probably pick "The Advertisements of Ancient Romans."
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Thanks Susan. You bring up an interesting aspect of library history. It was indeed very positive that libraries expanded the limited opportunities for women at the time. There was a disturbing side effect, though. Some argue that library work — like social work, nursing and teaching — suffered from “feminization” of the profession. In short, “feminized professions” are professions dominated by women, which might be deemed less important simply because women are involved. These professions unfairly struggled — and continue to struggle — for pay and social prestige.
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Appreciated the wide range of resources here — ones for different age groups, ones that are academic and general interest, different formats and the Rita Cox collection. Thanks!
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Thanks Marie — happy reading!
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Just wanted to agree with all the other comments — a great post.
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Super interesting! Thanks Wendy.
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Celebrating August's Civic Holiday would not be complete without crediting John Graves Simcoe, the first-lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, and his loving companion, author and illustrator Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe. Before her birth, pain, tragedy, and sacrifice marked the start of her life. Despite the struggles of growing up without her... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Local History & Genealogy
Interesting material for an archive — I hadn't heard of Sarah Hall before this post. Thanks!
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I wasn't even that big of a Blue Jays fan, and even for me the nostalgia of those cards and World Series ticket hit hard. Also, that cover for the Byrce guide is pretty amazing.
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Thanks Wendy! Hope you are settling in and that you have a chance to visit our friends at Belleville Public Library :)
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I was born in that building. It's Belleville General Hospital in 1945. (I came a few decades later. Thanks, mom.) This is one of the many Belleville images that Toronto Public Library has digitized and made available on its Virtual Reference Library. To celebrate this year's Belleville Waterfront & Multicultural... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at Local History & Genealogy
Thanks Andrea -- placed a hold on Ravel's Glenn Gould book. Happy summer reading!
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