Daniel Panneton's articles
Published On: January 20, 2022
The city’s first Chinatown developed in the early 1900s, but the roots of the city’s Chinese community go back even further.
Published On: January 05, 2022
In life, Morris Wohansky ran a dry-goods business. In death, he shocked Ontario with a gravestone that adjured workers to unite — and sparked an anti-communist panic.
Published On: April 07, 2021
Maurice Eisendrath spoke out against the Nazis and marched with Martin Luther King Jr., becoming known as the “head of the progressive Jewish movement in North America.”
Published On: February 16, 2021
When the country came under threat from fascist Italy, Black communities in Ontario rallied to the cause — and a champion sprinter recruited for an Ethiopian Foreign Legion.
Published On: January 07, 2021
A quip about the German chancellor and the Riverdale Zoo made Alderman William Croft front-page news and led to fears of an international incident.
Published On: November 10, 2020
While they were few in number in the 1930s, the province’s anarchists played vital roles in a transnational web of activists and intellectuals — and helped develop and sustain the movement