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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...
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...
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...
The First Black Doctor in Canada: Anderson Ruffin Abbott 
CollectionImageText  1837-1867  Anderson Ruffin Abbott was the first black Canadian doctor. Abbott and his family had a long history of contributing to the social life and economy of Toronto. He was born in Toronto on April 7, 1837. He attended school in Toronto and when his family moved to Chatham in the 1850s he attended the...
When Cinderella Went to the Ball: Five Hundred Years of Fairy Tales 
CollectionImageText  17th Century to 20th Century  This virtual exhibit presents a small selection of items taken from the Osborne Collection's sixtieth anniversary exhibit, When Cinderella Went to the Ball: Five Hundred Years of Fairy Tales, held from September 12 to December 12, 2009. Celebrating one of children's literature's most enduringly...
Local Flavour: Eating in Toronto, 1830-1955 
CollectionImageText  1789-1951  Local Flavour surveys the various aspects of eating in Toronto over a span of 125 years. Created to commemorate Toronto's 175th anniversary in 2009
"A name that will bring him luck":Pinocchio and the Italian Fairy Tale Tradition 
CollectionImageText  1 Jan 1883  The tales of Italy have enchanted and entertained generations of young readers around the world. Visit the Osborne Collection to see this celebration of Italian traditional stories, including one of the best-loved stories of all time, Pinocchio. An exhibition at the Osborne Collection of Early...
Fraternal Societies in Canada 
CollectionImageText  1 Jan 1859  Fraternal societies have existed since ancient Greece and Rome. They were first introduced to Canada in the nineteenth century by immigrants from Great Britain. Although they developed independently, most fraternal societies mimicked their British counterparts, using similar philosophies, customs...
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.
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.
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...
The Circus Comes to Town 
CollectionImageText  1 Jan 1749  The circus is a theatrical spectacle that is international in scope and appeals to all ages. With a cast of performers including acrobats and jugglers, aerialists, equestrians, clowns, wild animals and sideshows, the circus is the United Nations of popular entertainment. Thrilling to some and...
Capturing Canada on Paper and Canvas 
CollectionImageText  1 Jan 1785  Sixteen artists and thirty-nine views of Canada are represented in Capturing Canada on Paper and Canvas. This exhibition features notable Canadian artists including William Armstrong, Anne Langton, Anthony R. V. Crease, John A. Fleming, Lucius O'Brien, James Peachey, George A. Reid and Anna...
A Virtual Walking Tour of Almonte 
CollectionImageText    Almonte is a town founded on textiles. It grew and prospered in an era of economic expansion - an era when Almonte woolens were regarded as second to none throughout the world. The Mississippi echoed with the clatter of machines from the seven woolen mills on its banks, and the town called the...
The Maple Leaf Forever 
CollectionImageText  1860-1907  At the time of Confederation in 1867, the maple leaf as a symbol of Canadian patriotism was relatively new. At a public meeting in August, 1860, a group of Toronto citizens, planning for the upcoming Royal Visit of the Prince of Wales, decided to identify themselves as native-born Canadians by...
In Celebration of Toronto's 175th anniversary, the Toronto Public Library presents the following exhibits... 
CollectionImage  1798-1910 
York University Institutional Repository: Photographs 
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Welland Canal History 
CollectionImageText    Access an extensive collection of Welland Canal historical photographs and newspaper clippings available in the Local History collection of the Welland Public Library.
Historical Maps of Toronto 
CollectionImage    Featuring simple and free access to a broad selection of notable historical maps of Toronto, this site aims to generate curiosity, and to serve as an easy entry point for discovery and further investigation.
For King and Country 
CollectionGenealogical ResourcesImageText  1914,   A project to transcribe the war memorials in Toronto schools.
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