Heritage Toronto Awards: Call for Nominations

April 18, 2014

The Heritage Toronto Awards celebrate outstanding contributions in the promotion and conservation of Toronto’s history and heritage by professionals and volunteers. The deadline for nominations is 4:30pm, May 16, 2014. Check out the poster below for more details.

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Government Cuts Funding After Five Years of

April 1, 2014

Happy April Fool’s Day! We’re happy to be celebrating our fifth year and thank you to our readers for all your support over the years! After five years of operation, will be shutting down because of government funding cuts. This website, originally envisioned as a Canadian version of Britain’s popular History & Policy website, […]

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Opening the Academy: New Strategies for Exploring and Sharing African Nova Scotian History

February 15, 2014

On Friday, February 28th, a Royal Society of Canada-funded symposium will be held in the Fountain Commons at Acadia University. This Open Academy brings together scholars and members of the general public, including high school, community college, and university students and members of the African Nova Scotian descendant community. The event’s main objective is to […]

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Showing the human face of the humanities – the Humanities Matter Web Series and Bus Tour

February 11, 2014

Things aren’t looking very bright for the arts and humanities at the moment. In our current age of austerity, arts and humanities budgets are easy targets for spending reductions. In both the United States and Canada, politicians seem focused on cuts. During his 2012 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney identified the National Endowment for the Humanities […]

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A Matter of Time

December 13, 2013

By Peter Seixas For the Historical Thinking Project, 2013-14 was the best of times and the worst of times. It was the best of times because two of Canada’s largest provinces made the most concrete and comprehensive headway in adapting the ideas of the Project for their curricula. Ontario implemented a new K-12 curriculum that […]

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Yonge Love: Crowd-Sourcing the History of Toronto’s Main Drag

November 4, 2013

By Daniel Ross Every Torontonian has a story about Yonge Street. For nearly a century it was the city’s unquestioned commercial and entertainment hub, the place to go for everything from window-shopping and people-watching to a Saturday night out on the town. Even in today’s diverse, dispersed Toronto it remains our most iconic street. Love […]

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Dreaming of What Might Be: Introducing the Graphic History Project as a New Initiative for Radical History and Comics

October 30, 2013

By Sean Carleton Illustrate! Educate! Organize! The Graphic History Collective (GHC) is pleased to announce the launch of their new comic book about the Knights of Labor in Canada called Dreaming of What Might Be: The Knights of Labor in Canada 1880-1900. The comic book is now available for free on the GHC Website. Dreaming […]

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Video: Mark Leier – “Rebel Life: The Life and Times of Robert Gosden, Revolutionary, Mystic, Labour Spy”

October 11, 2013

In BC’s rough and tumble resource economy before World War One, labour relations were marked by terrible working conditions, lengthy lockouts, imprisonment, even murder at the hands of company gun thugs. Robert Gosden was a fiery radical who advocated in response strikes, sabotage, and, he hinted darkly, assassination, from Prince Rupert to Vancouver Island to […]

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Tonight on TVO: A Desert Between Us & Them: Raiders, Traitors, and Refugees in the War of 1812

October 5, 2013

A story that has been two hundred years in the making will have its broadcast debut tonight at 9:00 P.M. on TVO. Narrated by R.H. Thomson, A Desert Between Us & Them: Raiders, Traitors, and Refugees in the War of 1812 is a 120 minute cinematic documentary that explores those stories that make the War […]

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From foie gras to Maple Leaf Gardens: 39th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards & William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture look at what’s RIGHT with Toronto’s heritage and history scene

September 27, 2013

As a number of recent high profile issues have made clear, preserving Toronto’s unique heritage is an ongoing effort full of challenges. However, it’s rare that we stop to celebrate all the things that are right with the city’s heritage and history scene. On Tuesday, October 15th, Heritage Toronto takes time to do exactly that […]

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