local history

Category: local history

Toronto's Lost Villages: A Blog

I grew up in Scarborough during the 1950s. Then, it was a place of blowing grain and grazing cattle. Farm homes and barns lined the gravel roads, while hamlets and small villages clustered at the many crossroads, mill sites, and the railway stations. But poorly planned urban sprawl was creeping across the countryside and rural Scarborough was vanishing. As indeed was much of what we call today the GTA.

Go Local for Your Summer Vacation

Posted on July 9 by Dundurn Guest in Non-fiction

7 Books to Guide Your Summer Adventures in Your Backyard and Beyond!

 

The Great Canadian Bucket List by Robin Esrock

Need to plan your summer, but want to stay off the beaten track? Join the Canadians who’ve discovered The Great Canadian Bucket List and its one-of-a-kind travel experiences. Find Canada’s most incredible experiences from every province and territory and add them to your own bucket list.