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We owe thanks to Robert Lansdale for colour correction of this image from 1958 Long Branch Hotel fire

A previous post is entitled: John Stewart of Wiarton has shared some photos of the fire that destroyed the Long Branch Hotel in 1958 At that post, I have replaced a previous, blue-tinged scan from a slide with a colour-corrected … Continue reading

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Message from Robert Lansdale regarding photo captioned as “Day at Mimico Creek 1889”

Following message of September 7, 2013 is from Robert Lansdale (if you can help with pinning down the location of the photo, please contact me): Hello Jaan You immediately came to mind when I saw this picture 20mins ago: [You … Continue reading

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Comment from Bob Lansdale regarding proposal to remove sand beach between Etobicoke Creek and Applewood Creek

In earlier blog posts – which have been viewed and commented upon by many site visitors – I’ve shared photos from Robert Lansdale from the 1920s to the 1940s when a cottage community existed at the mouth of Etobicoke Creek. … Continue reading

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John Stewart of Wiarton has shared some photos of the fire that destroyed the Long Branch Hotel in 1958

An earlier post is entitled: John Stewart of Wiarton has added a comment to a previous post about the 1958 fire at the Long Branch Hotel John Stewart lived for many years on Arcadian Circle in Long Branch. I met … Continue reading

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Toronto’s 1950s emergency housing: An informative, comprehensive overview by Kevin Brushett (2007)

Where will the people go? At a previous post, I’ve shared a PDF link for a paper entitled: “Where will the people go: Toronto’s Emergency Housing Program and the Limits of Canadian Social Housing Policy, 1944-1957 (2007).” This is a valuable … Continue reading

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Precarious establishment: Cinema Canada article from 1978 about Canadian independent film production in the 1970s

Precarious establishment Cinema Canada, No. 49-50 (September-October 1978), pp. 44-47. [I’ve made minor copy-editing corrections and have added headings.] Click here to access the online version of the article > Jaan Pill talked with some of the older hands in … Continue reading

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The CN Tower turns 40 and one man’s obsession is to tell its stories – June 24, 2016 Toronto Star

Click here for previous posts about Robert Lansdale and his father Bob Lansdale > A June 24, 2016 Toronto Star article is entitled: “The CN Tower turns 40 and one man’s obsession is to tell its stories.” The subtitle reads: … Continue reading

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New Board of Directors at Small Arms Society features skills in archival research, event planning, cultural planning, marketing, and project management

I’ve discussed the Small Arms Society at a recent post, and will talk about the society in more detail later in the current post. Click here to access the Facebook Page of the Small Arms Society > On a related topic, … Continue reading

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A mouse came to visit me at my home office. The next day I drove it to Marie Curtis Park.

I saw a mouse at my home office on May 5, 2015. I saw it several times that evening. I was wondering why it didn’t run off as soon as it saw me. On the morning of May 6, 2015, … Continue reading

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Jim Carr helped us to identify the Henderson motorcycle in 1927 Etobicoke Creek photo

Jim Carr, who passed away suddenly on June 3, 2014, some time back helped us to identify the make of the motorcycle – a Henderson – in a 1927 photo taken by the radial railway bridge at Etobicoke Creek. We’re … Continue reading

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