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Buying photos and photo gear in Toronto in 1879

Toronto. Our city reached a population of over 86,000 in 1871, a few years before the City Directory of 1879 was published and distributed. Take a look at the Wikipedia entry shown for Toronto to see its interesting history. In … Continue reading

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Toronto Skyline in 1908

Toronto. The artist Owen Staples (1866 – 1949) was born in England and emigrated to Canada (Hamilton) with his family in 1872. He moved to the States where he began his arts studies. He moved again, this time to Toronto … Continue reading

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our city’s first photographer

Toronto. The Saturday, March 3rd Globe and Mail had an interesting article (A little girl in Toronto lost to history – and now found) about discovery of the identity of a child photographer by Arthur Goss while on assignment to record … Continue reading

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The First Parliament Project

Toronto. Katelynn Northam sent our President, Lewko (Clint) Hryhorijiw, via our website, an email regarding Toronto’s First Parliament project. Our province was variously known as Upper Canada, Canada West, etc, before the entire country was called the Dominion of Canada … Continue reading

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a tree grows…

Toronto. When I was a kid, we bought our own school supplies including books. The prices were a much lower percentage of wages then and Canadian publishers printed our textbooks. I remember walking to Witty’s Drugstore one September to buy … Continue reading

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Toronto then and now…

Toronto. Then and now photos of the same part of a city have been appealing for many years. My good friend George Dunbar used various techniques over the years to allow this great city to be compared. I first saw … Continue reading

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Larry Towell – Union Station

Toronto. The Stephen Bulger Galleries invite you to see the Union Station series by Larry Towell. Exhibition Dates: September 9 – October 14, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2-5pm “The Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present ‘Union Station’ … Continue reading

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When a Professional was a Professional!

Toronto. Every Canadian knows of the sudden death football game for the Grey Cup. In 1956 – about 60 years ago – a gaggle of professionals gussied up in mainly medium format cameras with attached flash, were in the Varsity … Continue reading

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A walk in the park

Toronto. Joy Cohnstaedt wrote me recently about the presentation “Walk the Six West: History on the Humber”. This talk and show will be of interest to everyone, especially to those living in the west end of Toronto near the Humber … Continue reading

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A Governor General Takes a Shot

Toronto. After George Dunbar sent me the LIFE photo of Lord Halifax which I posted yesterday, journal editor Bob Lansdale shot a note across suggesting a Canadian theme would be more appropriate given the coming celebration of our 150th anniversary. … Continue reading

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