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  • Winter Fun in Toronto
    Winter Fun in Toronto
    collectionimagetext  c1883-1925,     Blessed with many ravines, wooded lots and parklands, early Toronto residents were able to enjoy many winter outdoor activies right in their own neighbourhoods. Sleighing, tobogganing, bobsledding, skating, curling, hockey, skiing and snowshoeing were all popular forms of winter recreation. As the city grew and prospered, clubs and associations formed, ...
    collectionimagetext  c1883-1925,   Blessed with many ravines, wooded lots and parklands, early Toronto residents were able to enjoy many winter outdoor activies right in their own neighbourhoods. Sleighing, tobogganing, bobsledding, skating, curling, hockey, ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Royal Visits to Toronto
    Royal Visits to Toronto
    collectionimagetext  November 2009,     Toronto has hosted many royal visits. Anniversaries, fundraisers, conferences, athletic competitions and military duty are some of the events and occasions that royalty have celebrated or attended. These visits have included walkabouts and drive-bys that gave the public and media the opportunity to take photographs and catch glimpses of members ...
    collectionimagetext  November 2009,   Toronto has hosted many royal visits. Anniversaries, fundraisers, conferences, athletic competitions and military duty are some of the events and occasions that royalty have celebrated or attended. These visits have ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • The National Game: Lacrosse
    The National Game: Lacrosse
    collectionimagetext  October 2009,     Long before hockey was played in Canada, the First Peoples of Canada played lacrosse. Locally, the Toronto Lacrosse Club, Tecumseh Lacrosse Club and University of Toronto's Varsity Club were rivals to teams from Montreal and throughout Ontario. Harry Murton and Frank Lally were prominent in the sport.
    collectionimagetext  October 2009,   Long before hockey was played in Canada, the First Peoples of Canada played lacrosse. Locally, the Toronto Lacrosse Club, Tecumseh Lacrosse Club and University of Toronto's Varsity Club were rivals ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • The First Black Doctor in Canada: Anderson Ruffin Abbott
    The First Black Doctor in Canada: Anderson Ruffin Abbott
    collectionimagetext  1837-1867,     Created as part of Black History month programming
    collectionimagetext  1837-1867,   Created as part of Black History month programming
    Toronto Public Library
  • When Cinderella Went to the Ball: Five Hundred Years of Fairy Tales
    When Cinderella Went to the Ball: Five Hundred Years of Fairy Tales
    collectionimagetext  17th Century to 20th Century,     Presented by the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library.
    collectionimagetext  17th Century to 20th Century,   Presented by the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library.
    Toronto Public Library
  • In Celebration of Toronto's 175th anniversary, the Toronto Public Library presents the following exhibits...
    In Celebration of Toronto's 175th anniversary, the Toronto Public Library presents the following exhibits...
    collectionimage  1798-1910,    
    collectionimage  1798-1910,  
    Toronto Public Library
  • Local Flavour: Eating in Toronto, 1830-1955
    Local Flavour: Eating in Toronto, 1830-1955
    collectionimagetext  1789-1951,     Created to commemorate Toronto's 175th anniversary in 2009
    collectionimagetext  1789-1951,   Created to commemorate Toronto's 175th anniversary in 2009
    Toronto Public Library
  • "A name that will bring him luck":Pinocchio and the Italian Fairy Tale Tradition
    "A name that will bring him luck":Pinocchio and the Italian Fairy Tale Tradition
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1883,     An exhibition at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books September 13 - December 13, 2010
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1883,   An exhibition at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books September 13 - December 13, 2010
    Toronto Public Library
  • Fraternal Societies in Canada
    Fraternal Societies in Canada
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1859,     A virtual exhibit to portray the increasing popularity of service clubs such as the Kiwanis and the Rotary Club and recreational facilities since the mid twentieth century has coincided with a decline in the overall popularity of fraternal societies. Fraternal societies draw members at a slower rate than in previous ...
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1859,   A virtual exhibit to portray the increasing popularity of service clubs such as the Kiwanis and the Rotary Club and recreational facilities since the mid twentieth century has coincided with ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Worlds Away!-Wild Inventions at Osborne
    Worlds Away!-Wild Inventions at Osborne
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1911,     Venture into the unknown with an exhibit of children's books and illustrations featuring weird science, exploration, space travel and off-beat inventions.
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1911,   Venture into the unknown with an exhibit of children's books and illustrations featuring weird science, exploration, space travel and off-beat inventions.
    Toronto Public Library
  • Garden City: Public and Private Gardens in Early Toronto
    Garden City: Public and Private Gardens in Early Toronto
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1878,     Early Toronto residents, politicians and local entrepreneurs transformed the City by creating public gardens and offering services and supplies to the gardening industry. As a result of their efforts, nineteenth century Toronto emerged as a more liveable community and a popular tourist attraction.
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1878,   Early Toronto residents, politicians and local entrepreneurs transformed the City by creating public gardens and offering services and supplies to the gardening industry. As a result of their efforts, nineteenth ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Sidney Paget: Iconic illustrator of Sherlock Holmes
    Sidney Paget: Iconic illustrator of Sherlock Holmes
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1891,     2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sidney Paget (1860-1908), an illustrator closely associated with creating a visual identity for Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes. The lean, elegant Holmes Paget presented to readers of the Strand magazine worked beautifully with Conan Doyle's text, and formed the basis ...
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1891,   2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sidney Paget (1860-1908), an illustrator closely associated with creating a visual identity for Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes. The lean, ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • The Circus Comes to Town
    The Circus Comes to Town
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1749,     This exhibition features an array of images that range from the lavish and decorative designs of the late 19th century to the gritty social realism of the early 20th century. The photographs, posters, artist prints, illustrated books, and heralds from the Toronto Public Library's collections bear witness to changing cultural ...
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1749,   This exhibition features an array of images that range from the lavish and decorative designs of the late 19th century to the gritty social realism of the early 20th century. ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • Capturing Canada on Paper and Canvas
    Capturing Canada on Paper and Canvas
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1785,     These works of art provide us with a lasting record of what Canada looked like during the 19th century. Please enjoy the richness, the diversity and the glory of Canada through this selection of paintings, drawings and prints from the library's Canadian Historical Picture Collection, Baldwin Room, Special Collections.
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1785,   These works of art provide us with a lasting record of what Canada looked like during the 19th century. Please enjoy the richness, the diversity and the glory of Canada ...
    Toronto Public Library
  • For King and Country
    For King and Country
    collectiongenealogical resourceimagetext  1914,     A project to transcribe the war memorials in Toronto schools.
    collectiongenealogical resourceimagetext  1914,   A project to transcribe the war memorials in Toronto schools.
    Ontario Genealogical Society Toronto Branch
  • Virginia and Co. An exhibition for Virginia Woolf's 125th Birthday
    Virginia and Co. An exhibition for Virginia Woolf's 125th Birthday
    collection       Virginia Woolf (Jan. 25, 1882 - March 28, 1941) was one of the most influential writers of her day and continues to fire the popular imagination.
    collection     Virginia Woolf (Jan. 25, 1882 - March 28, 1941) was one of the most influential writers of her day and continues to fire the popular imagination.
    Victoria University Library & Special Collections
  • George Baxter (1804-1867): A Bicentenary Exhibition of Prints and Illustrations
    George Baxter (1804-1867): A Bicentenary Exhibition of Prints and Illustrations
    collection       George Baxter said of his prints, "while their artistic beauty may procure for them a place in the Royal palaces throughout Europe, the prices at which they are retailed introduces them to the humblest cottages."
    collection     George Baxter said of his prints, "while their artistic beauty may procure for them a place in the Royal palaces throughout Europe, the prices at which they are retailed introduces ...
    Victoria University Library & Special Collections
  • Celebrating Memory and Mission: John Wesley at 300
    Celebrating Memory and Mission: John Wesley at 300
    collection       Books exhibited are from the Wesleyana Special Collection of Victoria University.
    collection     Books exhibited are from the Wesleyana Special Collection of Victoria University.
    Victoria University Library & Special Collections
  • A century of women in residence at Vic
    A century of women in residence at Vic
    collection       This exhibition was mounted to commemorate the centenary of Annesley Hall at Victoria University
    collection     This exhibition was mounted to commemorate the centenary of Annesley Hall at Victoria University
    Victoria University Library & Special Collections
  • Northrop Frye: Scholar Critic and Humanist
    Northrop Frye: Scholar Critic and Humanist
    collection       Victoria University Library owns a comprehensive collection of Northrop Frye's books, manuscripts, and personal papers.
    collection     Victoria University Library owns a comprehensive collection of Northrop Frye's books, manuscripts, and personal papers.
    Victoria University Library & Special Collections
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