History

January 14, 2021
Allan Bartley discusses his new book, "The Ku Klux Klan in Canada: A Century of Promoting Racism and Hate in the Peaceable Kingdom."
Published On: January 13, 2021
Last week, I got to hear the hockey heroes of the ’72 series reminisce about their showdown with the Soviets — and what made it so legendary.
Published On: January 13, 2021
Coach. Manager. Owner. He’s largely forgotten now, but Charlie Querrie helped create the boys in blue we know today.
Published On: January 11, 2021
I was at the Ontario legislature 32 years ago when demonstrators smashed through the front doors. Thanks to a resourceful Opposition leader, the incident ended without harm.
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: December 24, 2020
Ontario's newspapers during our pandemic Christmas in 1918 tell a now familiar story.
December 15, 2020
Exploring The Hudson's Bay Company's history that has its beginnings with the fur trade.
Published On: December 01, 2020
By the mid-19th century, the town was home to Black families, farmers, and entrepreneurs — all part of a vital community that helped shape the area’s future.
November 30, 2020
Author Jessica J. Lee discusses her most recent book, ,Two Trees Make a Forest,, in which she discover her grandfather's past in Taiwan.
November 11, 2020
An examination of the importance of marking Remembrance Day.
Published On: November 11, 2020
Since the federal government officially established Remembrance Day as a holiday in 1931, veterans’ groups, schools, politicians, and others have debated over the best way to honour the fallen
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
Published On: November 03, 2020
After a bumpy ride, the NBA team finally made its debut — accompanied by “Chippendale lookalikes” and a giant egg.
November 02, 2020
Was the decision to removed Sir John A. Macdonald's name from Queen's University's law school a good one?
Published On: October 30, 2020
Following poisonings in the United States and a frightening incident closer to home, the nation’s capital city debated keeping kids at home on October 31.
October 29, 2020
Historian Ben Macintyre talks about his new book, "Agent Sonya: Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy."
October 29, 2020
What relationship do Canadians have to their constitutional monarchy, and could they do without it?
Published On: October 26, 2020
In a present-day world undergoing significant social change, the province’s teachers are finding new ways to engage students about the past.