Alright, I’m going to go ahead and say it: I think in 2015 we take the high standard of fire safety for granted in Toronto. In fact, I would go as far as to argue we’ve done so for all the twenty teens. Maybe even the entirety of the 21st century! Yeah, we get annoyed […]Read more "Currie no favour"
Hey everyone, before your regularly scheduled broadcast I just wanted to say I really appreciate all the love I’ve been getting about this blog since I started it. I said at the outset that this was mostly for my own personal interest and that’s still true, but it means a lot to get affirmation about […]Read more "The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse"
On a podcast I was listening to recently, one of the hosts drew a parallel between the increasing marijuana legalization in the United States and the fading of the temperance movement some 70 years previous; in time, he claimed, we would look back on the fact that pot was illegal and socially frowned upon as […]Read more "The Last Dry County in the West"
There’s an amazing set of books online entitled “Robertson’s Landmarks of Toronto: a collection of historical sketches of the old town of York, from 1782 until 1837, and of Toronto from 1834 to 1893” written in 1894, and 5 subsequent volumes that include other “historical sketches” up until 1914. This guy John Ross Robertson was a […]Read more "First Seat in the Village"
It’s been almost a month since the last post here at the Hogtown Crier. I know, I know, this whole time you’ve just been sitting at your screen clicking “reload” waiting for your next hit of history. For that I apologize. (And also for that, I’m a little worried. Maybe you should go for a […]Read more "Update: Don’t fret, fellow city slickers"