Saturday, 6 December 2014

Vintage Toronto Developer/Builder ads


1911 Islington Farm Gardens


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Hurricane Hazel

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the day Hurricane Hazel struck Southern Ontario, leaving 81 dead and thousands homeless.

The following clippings appeared in The Calgary Herald on October 16.1954.

Read more about Hurricane Hazel

Monday, 29 September 2014

Vintage ads from Stouffville Ontario

This post is dedicated to artist Catherine Hendren who is passionate about Stouffville's history. Have a look at her Facebook page about saving a piece of Stouffville's past.

1914 Stouffville








Monday, 21 July 2014

Monday, 7 July 2014

Old Toronto News stories

I have started a page of news stories from old Toronto Newspapers that have caught my eye.

One of the reasons I collect old newspapers is for the stories. I think newspapers of the past give us a better glimpse into history than textbooks do.
When I am beginning a family tree one of the first things I do is read newspapers from the areas my subjects lived. I find more clues in old news clippings than I do looking through records.

1920 Eddy Matches ad - Strikers

1920 Eddy Matches

Friday, 4 July 2014

1951 Canadian Census ad

Because of the census, Genealogists have access to a wealth of family history information. Today we fill in our own census records but it wasn't too long ago that they were done door to door. 

It will be a while before the 1951 census will be released to the public. Here are some Canadian Census records available online.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

World War One ads

I have started adding ads from the First World War to my page of military and war advertisements. Most of these ads came from Toronto area newspapers and magazines.

1951 Girls Baseball advertisement - Quebec


CKTS Radio Ads

CKTS was an English language radio station based out of Sherbrooke, Quebec. It first hit the airways on July 1 1946.
To learn more about the history of CKTS, visit The Canadian Communications Foundation page on CKTS.




Friday, 20 June 2014

Toronto 100 years ago - 1914

                    A collection of century old advertisements from 1914 Toronto.

1914 High Park

1914 Dawes Park

1914 C.N.E