Toronto’s Past: A Look Back

Victor Caratun

Toronto. Meeting, Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 7:45 pm
BURGUNDY ROOM, Memorial Hall

Toronto’s Past: A Look Back at Social History and Significant Events through Original Period Imagery – Victor D. Caratun, of the Toronto Past Archive

Victor was born and raised in Toronto. He has been a Toronto history enthusiast and an advocate for architectural conservation for many years. Victor is an active member of  the historical and architectural preservation communities. He is a collector of images and ephemera depicting Toronto’s social history and has been interviewed about  collecting by the Toronto Star and Space TV.

“Over the years his interest has specialized  in discovering and retelling Toronto’s social history.  He has presented about Toronto’s social history to collector and historical groups. He is also a historic guide with the Royal Ontario Museum. By profession, Victor is a designated Real Estate Appraiser and a Negotiator for the Ontario Provincial Government acquiring land for capital  improvements. Current Project: Development of his website and a  book about Toronto Social History.

Toronto Past Archive is engaged in numerous activities collecting, preserving, curating and showcasing original antique images and ephemera. The Toronto Past Archive retells Toronto’s Social History through site-specific exhibitions and through social media. The Archive encourages everyone to share their own stories of Toronto’s past.”

Come out and join in as we host Victor. Toronto has a very interesting history as we saw at the  recent presentation (September 2019) by author and photographer John McQuarrie and earlier talks by Mile Filey. NB.George Dunbar has also experimented with Toronto then and now photos.

The public is always welcome. Go to our Programs page for times and directions.

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