Home on the Grange

If you’ve read this post here at the Hogtown Crier, you know that once the land for the city of Toronto was “purchased,” it was surveyed by one John Graves Simcoe in 1793. Soon after, he went about dividing the area north of the city limits into park lots, which were narrow, 100 acre lots […]

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The Toronto Purchase

People have been living around the Great Lakes for some 12,000 years. Reimagining ancient history in the Americas is a recently burgeoning area of study, but understanding ancient North American societies still involves some guesswork. There’s also so so much to talk about and there are so many factors overlapping each other that zeroing in […]

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Underneath Victoria Square

One of my favourite streets in Toronto is Draper Street. It’s quite short – just a small block running from Front to Wellington between Bathurst and Spadina. It’s also hard to come by; it’s easy to miss it amidst the mass of train rails that run on one side of Front, and the converted warehouses […]

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The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

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 […]

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