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 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”
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”
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 https://archive.org/details/canadasgreatests00toro But why not go back to before there was an Eaton’s andContinue reading “Take The Leslieville Historical Society time machine & go Christmas Shopping”
Eleven Men of the 48th Highlanders and Eleven Families among Many.
Since there has been so much hot air about lately, why not harness its power to drive a virtual airship into the past: 1929 before the Great Crash that ushered in the Great Depression. Shrine Peace Parade, Parade on Boulevard, blimp overhead June 12, 1930
The 48 Highlanders The Band All photographs are from from 1939-1951 Library and Archives Canada Source: The Leslieville Historical Society Remembers: 11 pictures, 11 videos
The 48 Highlanders The Band All photographs are from from 1939-1951 Library and Archives Canada