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Also, you can contact to request digitization images on demand through this link here: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/using-the-library/computer-services/reproduction-services/
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That is an interesting suggestion, J LaFortune! I will speak to my colleagues about that suggestion. Thank you for that fascinating comment.
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I agree with you, D. In today's world the message is more important for our climate. I carry a little neoprene zip bag with my fork, knife, spoon, chopsticks, and silicone straw with me at all times. I try to keep my footprint to a bare minimum.
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Yes, indeed. I was drawn to the imagery and messages behind them too.
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Dear Andrea: Yes, those were scary times indeed especially for the older generation who witnessed the first "War to End All Wars" and were disappointed to go through another more powerful version less than two decades later. Thank you for your comment. These images are quite powerful.
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Below are posters — also known as "broadsides" — from Canada during the Second World War. They're all from Toronto Public Library's vaults (well, shelves, not actual vaults) and available on Digital Archive Ontario. Made by different government agencies, this batch of World War II posters generally promote one of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2019 at Local History & Genealogy
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Image courtesy of Patricia Quintero My name is Patricia Quintero and today I launch the 2019 Entrepreneurship in Residence Program at the Toronto Reference Library. The past few weeks filled me with excitement as I planned and prepared this new program. This enthusiasm inspired me to reflect on my first... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at Business & Personal Finance
Dear Mark: Thank you for your feedback. I agree that this is an incredible bark-ive to scroll through.
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Dear Isabel: This is an excellent blog detailing the history of space flight. It is pretty funny that Wan Hu tied rockets to his chair hoping that he would have a comfortable flight to the sky. I look forward to reading more blogs from you!
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Thank you Doug Wighton for your feedback and interest in this blog.
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Thank you Alyson and Mo Dixon for your warm comments. Summer is upon us. David had some great pictures to include in the blog and him and I had a fun time putting this together. We should definitely have the original printed version in the Baldwin Room to compare this to.
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Archives of Ontario's wonderful exhibit ANIMALIA: Animals in the Archives inspired us. So we pawed through our Digital Archive Ontario to dig up items with a particular pet in mind — dogs. (Sorry, cat lovers!) A lot of items highlighted below are either from our large number of digitized early... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Local History & Genealogy
Dear B J Pryor: Yes, you are right and thank you for pointing that out to me. I will update my blog. I was probably looking at his date of passing by mistake.
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Saplings, 1994. Toronto Star Photograph Archive. (Subtitle is from the poem, "The Miller's Daughter" by Lord Tennyson.) Is it still chilly outside? Can we safely assume that temperatures will continue to rise? Is it reasonable to store away our scarves, hats and winter coats? These questions go through the minds... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at Local History & Genealogy
Thank you, AH, for your generous feedback. Your wordsmithing skills are impeccable too.
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Thank you, Angjelin. This reminds me of several deep discussions on consciousness on Sam Harris', "Making Sense" podcast which lists several discussions and resources on consciousness, https://samharris.org/search/consciousness.
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Dear Angjelin: This is an interesting blog on consciousness and artificial intelligence. It brings back memories of undergraduate studies where the philosophical topic forced us (students) to contemplate beyond the average norm.
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Thank you Saptarshi and Tamal for your generous replies. I enjoy delving into the past and locating interesting material and sharing my findings in these blogs. Describing past images bring back some essence of lives lived long ago.
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Dear Cate: Yes, it is a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day for those who are interested in Local History and the 3000 varieties of wood to build the Arch of the Native Woods and probably less so on the different varieties and chocolates received from a loved one on this special day. Thank you for your feedback and Happy Valentine's Day to you!
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February floods with love through the exchange of gifts — including Valentine's Day cards. The "Valentine cards" below proclaim a different kind of love. They celebrate the beauty of towns and cities. Known as the Valentine Series, these postcards were meant to be shared throughout the entire year. John Valentine... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Local History & Genealogy
Dear Samuel: Your dad must have seen a lot in his time--especially the changes that took place over time in the TTC, the City of Toronto, and the different people that visit and live in the City. I still miss the Red Rocket streetcars as well as the matching red subways that had windows that could slide open. I hope your dad will have an opportunity to read this blog too.
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Dear Cate: Over five years ago, introversion became acknowledged as an acceptable personality trait thanks mainly to Susan Cain. Today, that personality is embraced and nurtured by newer books in the market. We introverts have come a long way from the shadows BUT back to the shadows we go but only to recharge and then return to the open again when ready.
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Yes, I have a deep fondness for majestic animals who assist humans and some, like Brandy the dog, bring giggles of joy to two young children on a cold winter day.
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Fantastic blog on this historical battle. Very detailed research on this topic.
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Dear Lydia: Thank you so much for your feedback. The image of Brandy pulling the toboggan inspired me to write this blog on sleigh drawn carriages and all the open space to travel through.
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