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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
  • Capturing Canada on Paper and Canvas
    Capturing Canada on Paper and Canvas
    collectiontext  1785-1912,    
    collectiontext  1785-1912,  
    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
  • The Maple Leaf Forever
    The Maple Leaf Forever
    collectionimagetext  1860-1907,     Created to commemorate Toronto's 175th anniversary in 2009.
    collectionimagetext  1860-1907,   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.
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  • 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,     ... text, and formed the basis for the image of Holmes that remains popular in the...
    collectionimagetext  1 Jan 1891,   ... text, and formed the basis for the image of Holmes that remains popular in the...
    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
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