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A Toronto baseball team from 1880

From the Toronto Evening Telegram, April 1919 Thirty-nine years ago up on the the old grounds in Queen’s Park, near where now stand the Parliament Buildings, the Clipper Baseball Club performed. That was in 1880, a long time ago, it is true, but not too long for even some of the present day “regulars” to…

Toronto Jewish Records Toronto Jewish Deaths (1939 – 1942) Includes some indexed burial records 1949-1966 Note: Not fully supported by the Safari browser; if you experience problems using Safari, please use Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc. Surname field requires 3 characters, all other fields are optional. A maximum of 24 results will be returned. Use alternate fields to narrow…

Toronto Jewish Births (1907-1917)

Toronto Jewish Records ◊ 850 more records added Sept. 25, 2019.  Background: This database contains a very thorough indexing of more than 6,650 records, representing almost all of the Jewish births registered in Toronto between 1907 and 1917. There were inevitably some that could not be identified as Jewish and were therefore not included; while…

Christine (The Girls I Might Have Married, part III)

From A Series of Sketches by a Prominent Bachelor, Canadian Jewish Chronicle, 1919 Read Part I Read Part II Part III (Continued from last week) From being foreman in a shop to being my own master was not such a big step after all, and I was barely twenty-four when I opened up a small factory…

Ing Quong, Chinese magnate, in his last procession (1912)

As “John Bull” he celebrated the inauguration of the Chinese Republic Guards Band Played Him Home Funeral of Well-Known merchant was a remarkable street scene yesterday — He was a patriot and a Christian — a wagon load of flowers ◊ Note: This article describes the funeral of Toronto businessman Ing Quong and is presented in…

Toronto Jewish Marriages

Toronto Jewish Records Toronto Jewish Marriages, 1905-1911, 1920-1922, 1926-1936 UPDATES: 1250 new records added on Nov. 10 2019 ¶ 500 new records added on Sept.1 2019 ¶ 350 new records added on Aug. 29, 2020 ¶ new records continuously being added from June 2021 ¶ 400 new records added, Nov 2021 ¶ Updated July 2022 ¶ Added some 1923 records, Aug…

Editorial: Ganging Up on Israel (Tely, 1969)

From The Toronto Telegram, Tuesday December 23, 1969 ◊ Note: this editorial from 50 years ago is notable for several reasons. First, it reminds us that the perennial Western impulse towards “even-handedness” (and being an “honest broker”) is as faulty as the impulse of a parent to treat two sons identically, though one be well-behaved and…

Schneerson sneered at the ‘strange and queer’ (1987)

◊ Note: This article appears here because it reflects unfortunate attitudes that were prevalent among basic religious fundamentalists of thirty years ago. No doubt Rabbi Schneerson, like so many others, would have amended his opinions if he had lived to the modern era. The article has been edited for clarity and brevity.  From The Canadian…