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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. 1,383 more words

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Ew! On Eastern Ave.

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.
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Down Lake Huron

Here you will find Anna Jameson’s account of her “Voyage Down Lake Huron, in a canoe, Aug. 1837” from her best-seller. An accomplished and famour writer, she came to Canada to be …

Source: Down Lake Huron

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Journal Review: CEH, Dec. 2016

In the current issue of Central European History, Jochen Hung reviews new literature on the history of the Weimar Republic, focusing on the often-used “plot” of Weimar’s cultural modernism juxtaposed with its democratic breakdown: “More than thirty years ago, Eberhard Kolb commented that the vast wealth of research on the history of the Weimar Republic made it “difficult even for a specialist to give a full account of the relevant literature.” Since then, the flood of studies on Weimar Germany has not waned, and by now it is hard even to keep track of all the review articles meant to cut a swath through this abundance. 47 more words

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A Coxwell Avenue Secret

From Shacktown to Subsidized Housing

Housing: Downtown and Shacktown

Developers laid out new subdivisions beyond Shacktown to the east of Coxwell Avenue.

In 1909 the City of Toronto annexed the area south of the Danforth between Greenwood Avenue and the Beach. 8,050 more words

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