September 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Walking the Ward
Long regarded as simply a slum, the Ward neighbourhood in Toronto supported many immigrant communities over the years. By
By Erin SylvesterA view of the Ward from the top of the T. Eaton factory in 1910. Photo from the City of Toronto Archives Fonds 1244, Item 596.
One the oldest buildings in the city is home to eerie local lore about a murdered 19th-century lighthouse keeper. Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Anyone who grew up in Toronto remembers the lighthouse ghost story. It was a highlight of student field trips to the Island School, and could give you shivers even on the warmest summer day.
Women gathered at this address organizing to make sure gender equality was in the constitution. Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Former senator Nancy Ruth owned the house at 184 Roxborough Drive for only 16 years, from 1980 to 1996. But in those years, the house became a meeting place for women’s groups who helped usher in a more equitable future for women in Canada.
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