Discovering Canada through Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards from the 1920s and 1930s by some of Canada’s most renowned artists. The first slide show shows the cards as enhanced to remove foxing and yellowing. The second slide show shows the cards as downloaded from the Library and Archives Canada. The order of the cards is random. The individual cards are postedContinue reading “Discovering Canada through Christmas Cards”

345 Carlaw Avenue: Then and Now

345 Carlaw Avenue sits on a site by a lost creek, probably fished by the Mississauga and other First Nations for millennia. In the nineteenth century it was farmland and then market gardens, and then brick yard. Then in the early 20th Century Carlaw Avenue became the industrial heartland of Toronto’s East End and theContinue reading “345 Carlaw Avenue: Then and Now”

The LHS Time Tour of Gerrard St E 1970s-1980s

Hold on to your hats and be prepared for polyester! Come on board the 506 Streetcar and explore Gerrard Street East in the 1970s and 1980s! We board at River and Gerrard, cross the bridge over the Don, cruise by the old grim jail, through “Chinatown 2” as it used to be called, past RiverdaleContinue reading “The LHS Time Tour of Gerrard St E 1970s-1980s”

Take The Leslieville Historical Society time machine & go Christmas Shopping

With our time machine, you can shop locally, picking up what you want and need close to home. Or go to the biggest and most famous Canadian retailer. You could take the streetcar or browse their catalogue. Browsing the 1897 Eaton’s Catalogue But why not go back to before there was an Eaton’s andContinue reading “Take The Leslieville Historical Society time machine & go Christmas Shopping”