Get away from it all on the Queen Car: a virtual escape through Leslieville to the Beach

One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things. – Henry Miller The Red Rocket, Presidents’ Conference Committee Car. T.T.C., 1966 View of original E… Source: Get away from it all on the Queen Car: a virtual escape through Leslieville to the Beach

Leslieville Historical Society Remembers: Nov 9

The 48 Highlanders The 134th Battalion (48th Highlanders) marching past a reviewing stand and the Duke of Connaught, Maj.-General Sir Sam Hughes, and Lt. General Turner, http://15thbattalioncef.ca/134th-battalion/ 8th Platoon, 134th Battalion, at Camp Borden, August 1916. Library and Archives Canada Rugby Team, 134th Battalion, Library and Archives Canada Pipe Band of the 134th Battalion C.E.F.,Continue reading “Leslieville Historical Society Remembers: Nov 9”

The Leslieville Historical Society Remembers

The 92nd Battalion (48th Highlanders) at Riverdale Camp, 1915 Faithful to the End training before going overseas Pipe band, 92nd Battalion (48th Highlanders), C.E.F., Riverdale Camp, 1915 Brass Band, 92nd Battalion (48th Highlanders), C.E.F., Riverdale Camp, 1915 92nd Battalion (48th Highlanders), C.E.F., Riverdale Camp, 1915       Eleven more photos will be posted tomorrow.Continue reading “The Leslieville Historical Society Remembers”

The Leslieville Historical Society Remembers

  The 48th Highlanders     Toronto Sunday World, Feb. 25, 1915 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada), C.E.F. Battle Honours –  “Ypres, 1915, ’17, Gravenstafel Ridge, St Julien, Festubert, 1915, Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, Pozieres, Thiepval, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, ’18, Vimy, 1917, Arleux, Scarpe, 1917, ’18, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line,Continue reading “The Leslieville Historical Society Remembers”

Photos of Carlaw the Man and Street

These pictures do not fit neatly into any category but they are neat. Major Carlaw is listed as “capitalist”. In those days that was considered a very good thing indeed…at least by the “better half”. The magnificent facial hair that men of the era loved fell out of favour during the great influenza pandemic of 1918-19.Continue reading “Photos of Carlaw the Man and Street”