Month: March 2017

Picturing Little India

Using Photos All the photos above were from the City of Toronto Archives. This information tells me where to find the photo and similar photos and whether I can legally use this photo. Archival citation: Fonds 200, Series 1465, File 383 Title: South Riverdale Date(s) of creation of record(s) 1975-1988 Physical description of record(s) 25 transparencies : col ; 35mm Forms part of Fonds 200; Former City of Toronto fonds Series 1465; Urban Design photographs Scope and content File consists of images of Little India along Gerrard East, and the Canada Metal Company building on Carlaw at Rushbrooke, as well as houses in the area. Subjects Dundas St E (Toronto, Ont.) Riverdale (Toronto, Ont. : Neighbourhood) South Asian Canadians INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES HOUSES STORES Record consists of 25 [browse] Access conditions OPEN – No restrictions on these government records. Copyright conditions Copyright is held by the City of Toronto….more To request records at the archives Please fill out the Records Request Form available at the Reference Desk, indicating: Location: Spadina Records Centre Box: 489347 Folio: 3 Why is …

Ew! On Eastern Ave.

Landlord: That smell’s the tannery; God help you in summer. If there’s one good thing, the rats can’t climb this high, but the water can – that roof hasn’t got long. Giacomo Casanova: You’re not exactly selling it. From the movie Casanova, 2005 Where did it all begin? In 1852 John Clarke opened a small tannery on the Otonabee River in Ashburnham, now part of Peterborough. In 1882 his three sons, Alfred Russell, Frederick G., and Charles F., moved the tannery to Toronto and Alfred R. Clarke took over sole ownership. The tannery was very successful, but, besides the notoriously bad stench associated with tanneries, it had other problems, including labour unrest. In 1893 the Working Women’s Protective Association went out on strike by at the A.R. Clarke & Co. glove factory in a fight for factory reform law and votes for women. The strike ran for about three months. Eugene Forsey, Eugene. Trade Unions in Canada, 1812-1902.  (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982) 329- 300. [Building Permits] A. R. Clarke, a three-story factory in Eastern avenue, …