Christmas memories of the Lakeshore Teachers’ College

06 Dec


Recently, I discovered a Christmas card from the Lakeshore Teachers’ College that had been sent to me in the 1970s. I was a member of the staff during that decade, and retain fond memories of the “Victorian Christmas” that the budding future teachers performed. Both staff and students participated in recreating the music, costumes, and customs of the 19th century. I also remember the “drops” of rum that somehow found their way into the eggnog.

I have been retired from teaching now for 23 years, but I still consider my years at the Lakeshore College to be the happiest and most instructive years of my career. Since retiring, I have continued to pursue my interests in promoting the history of Toronto. Some teachers may remember a Sunday morning in the 1970s, when I was leading a walking tour of historic Toronto, and because the participants were large in numbers, the security guards at Osgoode Hall threatened to call the police as they thought it was a student demonstration.

Doug Taylor

For a ink to my home page:


                         Foyer of the Lakeshore Teachers’ College

1 Comment

Posted by on December 6, 2011 in Toronto


One response to “Christmas memories of the Lakeshore Teachers’ College

  1. Edward Brain

    August 6, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Thanks for this article. It’s interesting how the building has evolved since Humber College took over the property.


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