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High Park Library Turns 100 with Skits About Carnegie and The Parkdale Connection

To celebrate 100 years since the opening of the High Park Library we had a, sometimes revealing and sometimes hilarious, look at how our High Park and Parkdale Libraries Came about. Here are the highlights. Reference Lost Toronto: Blue Mechanics … Continue reading

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Who Was John Ellis?

ELLIS, JOHN, printer and musician; baptized 21 Jan. 1795, at Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, Eng., son of Anne Ellis; d. 19 Nov. 1877, near Toronto, Ont. (Posted here with the kind permission of Greg Chown. See the original and related articles on LOST TORONTO here.) John Ellis … Continue reading

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A grateful Toronto thanks High Park founder John G. Howard once again

By: Kenneth Kidd Feature reporter, Published on Sun Apr 06 2014 Canada’s Governor General, the Duke of Connaught, arrived promptly at 3:30 p.m. As The Toronto Daily Star duly noted, the military band of the 48th Highlanders immediately struck up … Continue reading

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