What this is

This blog features articles and ads from the ProQuest Historical Newspapers collection of old editions of the Toronto Daily Star and Toronto Globe. The Digital Toronto City Directories are also a useful source of information.

What’s fascinating to me about this is that I almost always get to find out what happened to the people or places. It’s like being able to see into the future.

While sometimes I do actual research, this is intended to be bite-sized pieces of information that you can read and then get on with your day. (When possible, I provide links that enable you to dive more deeply if you are so inclined.) A new post appears here every day.

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