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This week, the Ontario Premier officially apologized to the Franco-Ontarian community for Regulation 17, which outlawed French in education for Ontario kids from 1912 and 1927 (not abolished until 1944). This was taken in 1922, at Yonge & Adelaide in Toronto. Vive les #franco-ontariens!

from From up North

Magnificent Street Art & Graffiti Designs

Street art by Hyde & Seek Arts using cups in Adelaide (LP), Australia

Sixty-two years ago this Saturday, on October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel swept through this part of Ontario, ripping homes from their foundations, sundering bridges and roadways, and killing 81 people in Ontario, mostly in Toronto. The deadliest Hurricane of its season, it killed 400 people in Haiti and devastated their economy. To give you some idea of its magnitude, this photo was taken looking north across the Yonge St. bridge over the Don River, near York Mills.

Will Queen Elizabeth’s arrival change how Mary plays the game? #Reign premieres Friday, October 9.

Harkening back to a very different Toronto, this advertising flyer from 1887 proposes a solution to the perhaps common threat of Wandering Sheep. At pains to explain that it might not work if your sheep has been stolen, it also extolls the great durability and reliability of the Sheep Mark. The company was located in the beating heart of sheep country: Wellington St., just west of Yonge.

from Etsy

Vintage Burrite Bird Candle Holders for Birthday Cakes

Vintage Burrite Bird Candle Holders for by SongbirdSalvation, $20.00

1940's Shamrock Green Hawthorne Pinafore Skirt Jitterbuggin Vintage Reproduction

This 1595 map of Esztergom (Hungary) is one of the lovely pieces featured in the upcoming TD Gallery show The Art of Cartography , which runs from tomorrow until October 23rd in the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St.). Drop by to see some truly stunning maps, charts and cartography.

This chaotic street scene from early June, 1900, shows Yonge St., looking north from Adelaide. In the common, age-old phenomenon of Torontonians congregating on Yonge Street in celebration, these men and women and children are celebrating the fall of Pretoria in the South African war (1899-1902). Posted in support of #biketowork month Toronto

Victorian heat wave: This image shows the water cart used during the summer of 1893 at the corner of York and Adelaide. The water intake pipe had broken, so Toronto residents were obliged to go and fetch their water from the cart. Sure doesn't look like a good way to beat the heat to me!