The HMS Empress of Ireland sank in 14 minutes in the St. Lawrence River in the early-morning hours of 29 May 1914, after it was
Month: March 2014
2014—The 100th Anniversary of Sinking of Empress of Ireland
Postcard of the Empress from the collection of the George Scott Railton Heritage Centre of The Salvation Army Some historians refer to the sinking of
Toronto’s architectural gems—College Park (the Carlu, Eaton’s College Street)
Construction on the seven-storey Eaton’s College Street, on the southwest corner of College and Yonge Streets, commenced in 1928 and was completed in 1930. Covering
Toronto’s Capitol Building at 366 Adelaide West
The Capitol Building at 366 Adelaide Street West is on the north side of the street, a short distance to the east of Spadina
Toronto’s old movie theatres—the Family Theatre on Queen East
The Family Theatre was located at 2173-75 Queen Street East, the second building to the east of Lee Avenue. I never attended this theatre or
Toronto’s old Brighton Theatre on Roncesvalles Ave.
City of Toronto Archives, Series 1278-Fl. 10 When it opened, the Brighton was an intimate theatre with slightly more than 400 wooden seats, the backs
The Reid Building at 266-270 King West
There are several historic buildings on King Street West that will be demolished if the Mirvish Condo project is approved by the City of Toronto.