Happy birthday, Canada

This issue, for Canada’s 150th birthday, I am writing about my great country – the land of my birth and, to me, the greatest country in the world. As an amateur historian, I thought I would write about some of the different parts of our history. Canada has gone through many changes since 1867, and […]

Finding his inner artist four decades later

His business card now reads “Donald Snider – Artist.” During a 40-year career practising law at his Kingston Road office, Donald Snider affixed his signature to countless wills and real estate contracts. He retired in 2011 and has since turned his attention to signing his name on the corner of a different sort of surface. […]

City’s secrets revealed at Doors Open

The 15th annual Doors Open is set to roll out the welcome mats at more than 155 venues on Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25. The annual event is an opportunity to visit architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings normally off-limits to the public. Here in the East End, seven locations are on […]

Malvern’s ‘Big Book’ remembers school’s vets

Malvern’s Second World War memorial isn’t a statue, it’s a pair of books. “Adams, D.” It’s the first name you encounter on opening the ‘Big Book’ and it’s just about the only thing you will learn about him, if you are lucky enough to see it in the archives of the Malvern Red & Black […]

One hundred years of inspiration

On Thursday, Nov. 25, at her beloved home, called Fool’s Paradise, overlooking the Scarborough Bluffs, Doris McCarthy passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by the people and things that she deeply loved. Doris McCarthy was born in Calgary in 1910 and moved to the Beach when she was only four years old. Her family […]