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Thank you for your comment, Muriel. Toronto Public Library history is always a pleasure to research.
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As an early Hollywood actress, Mary Pickford (1892–1979) was one of the most famous people in the world. Pickford's introduction to acting can be traced back to the red brick house that she was born in on University Avenue in Toronto. This post features digitized postcards and photos related to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2021 at Local History & Genealogy
It was my pleasure. Thanks for the comment.
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Thanks for the comment. I hope some of our filmmakers are reading it.
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That's wonderful to hear about that plaque. Thank you so much for the generous offer to email it! I was curious, so I actually tracked it down online. Here it is for others to see: Thanks again for sharing!
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The name Laura Secord may make you think of either a Canadian woman who assisted the British in winning the War of 1812, or tempting chocolate treats. Our Special Collections at Toronto Public Library have documents and paintings related to Secord and her role during the War of 1812. We... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Local History & Genealogy
At first, you might not think that the Christmas s... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
For many decades, families across Ontario looked forward to getting seed catalogues in the mail so that they could start to plan their gardens. Flower and vegetable gardening were popular, and sometimes even essential over, the course of Toronto's history. Steele, Briggs’ Garden Guide (1928), portion of back cover. You... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2020 at Local History & Genealogy
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