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Toronto’s Don River was a major fur trading route

The Don River winding through North York originally had an Indigenous Mississaugas of the Credit name, Wonscotonach (“burning bright point”). It was inspired by the torchlight used to light up the darkness for nighttime spearing of salmon that then filled the river. One of the first things John Graves Simcoe did when the British government …

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North York school was originally a mansion, home to a historically controversial Canadian millionaire and politician

BY SUSAN GOLDENBERG | SCARBOROUGH MIRROR FEBUARAY 25, 2023 The Toronto French School at the northwest corner of Lawrence and Bayview avenues in North York originally was “Armadale,” the 22-room abode of one of the most contentious figures in Canada’s history. Sir Clifford Sifton lived there during his waning years with his wife Elizabeth Armanella …

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Wayne Ford – Teen was convicted for his mom’s 1963 murder March 18, 1963, was the last day Minnie, then 55, was seen alive, writes Susan Goldenberg BY SUSAN GOLDENBERG | NORTH YORK MIRROR On Oct. 16, 1966, two men strolling the beach of Lake Couchiching, in cottage country 140 kilometres north of Toronto, made …

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