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Vintage Toronto Ads: The Colossus of Want Ads

Originally published on Torontoist on May 19, 2009.

Toronto Star, March 31, 1936.

No statistics have ever been made public about the number of deaths and injuries caused by the swift, sudden attack of colossal bellboys bearing large stacks of classifieds that descended upon downtown Toronto during the spring of 1936. 283 more words


Jinney the Witch

also known as “Mother Red Cap”, she is the true legend of Camden Town. Her history is fantastic and should be better spread out. You can read here what is written on the door of “The World’s End Tavern” in Camden Town, which is a pub that is placed on the same place where the Jinney had her residence. 352 more words


Chicklet Is Back – All Five of Her!!

Preview: Psycho Beach Party @ The Warehouse PAC

By Perry Tannenbaum

Odd juxtapositions like ketchup and cantaloupe don’t always work on your taste buds. But in comedy, the results can be spectacular. 1,103 more words


4th July 1966. 'The Hot Potato and the Cold Fish'.

Harold Wilson had starred at Oxford in economics and famous for the quote: ‘The new Britain that is going to be forged in the white heat of this revolution’, rather than the oft quoted, ‘white heat of technology’. 686 more words


Alastair Gillespie: Canada expanded the frontiers of what a country could be

There’s a lot more to celebrate on Canada’s 150th birthday than gargantuan rubber ducks. That’s why the National Post asked some of Canada’s most interesting personalities and writers to tell us what they would rather celebrate about Canada on the sesquicentennial — that is, if the government actually gave a duck what they thought. 753 more words

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A Constitutional Moment

I take a break from talking about the Saskatchewan Catholic school funding case, and turn from dealing with unanticipated consequences of compromises struck at Confederation to the time when these compromises were being made. 996 more words


Tired and Emotional

A short version of this article appeared in Ceylon Today on Thursday April 6 2017

The other day, I was reading HLD Mahindapala’s blog about the last days of Prabhakaran, I was surprised to read this: “In a desperate bid K. 2,050 more words

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