heritage toronto posts

A list of the pieces I've written for Heritage Toronto's website:

125 Years of the Queen City Yacht Club (June 15, 2014): tales from the Island-based boating club.

Arena Gardens (March 6, 2013): the original home of the Maple Leafs, later a roller rink.

The Paradise Theatre (February 6, 2012): a small, former rep house on Bloor West.

The Toros - Toronto's Other Hockey Team (January 26, 2012): adventures in the World Hockey Association.

The Loblaw Groceterias Building (September 13, 2011): the former head office of the grocery empire.

The Davenport Extension (July 18, 2011): extending Church Street from Bloor to Davenport.

The Princess Theatre (April 20, 2011): a fire couldn't fell this theatre, but University Avenue did.

The Queen's Hotel (March 15, 2011): a look back at the predecessor of the Royal York.

Grand Union (February 9, 2011): a short history of Grand Union and Steinberg's/Miracle Mart in Toronto.

1955 St. Andrew Election (October 27, 2010): one of the dirtiest election campaigns in Toronto history.

1909 Reduction Referendum (September 1, 2010): when the issue of reducing the number of licensed drinking establishments in Toronto was placed on the municipal ballot.

The Empire Strikes Back (July 28, 2010): a short history of Toronto's Conservative Party-owned newspaper, the Empire.

The Saga of Chorley Park (June 2, 2010): or how a government residence can go from showplace to crumbling ruin.

Fire at the New Jail (April 22, 2010): how bad luck plagued the construction of the Don Jail.


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