History

Published On: October 20, 2020
Borje Salming and Inge Hammarström were called “Chicken Swedes” and worse. But they were pioneers in the NHL — and had a huge impact on English Canada’s hockey mecca
October 16, 2020
The Agenda reviews its week of programming
October 15, 2020
Is it time for Canada to abandon its historical "Pearsonian approach" to world diplomacy and focus more on power?
October 15, 2020
Historian Margaret MacMillan discusses her book, "War: How Conflict Shaped Us." Then, looking at Canada's foreign policy through a historic lens.
October 13, 2020
Remembering the October Crisis, an unprecedented event that changed the course of English and French Canada.
October 13, 2020
50 years later, The Agenda reflects on what the October Crisis all meant.
October 12, 2020
Science fiction author Robert Sawyer discusses his latest novel, "The Oppenheimer Alternative."
Published On: October 09, 2020
Mary Ann Shadd’s the "Provincial Freeman" provided African-Americans with vital information about Canada and the Underground Railroad. TVO.org speaks with her descendants about her ideals, her advocacy, and her legacy.
Published On: October 07, 2020
Every year since the Spanish flu outbreak in 1919, people have made a pilgrimage to the town to honour the Polish men who died at a military training camp — and the “angel of mercy” who cared for them.
Published On: October 01, 2020
In the late 1930s and early ’50s, epidemics in the province wreaked havoc with the school year and haunted group gatherings. Vaccines brought relief — but also new complications.
Published On: September 26, 2020
Fifty years ago, viewers were introduced to “Education television, Ontario-style,” after channel 19 went live. Here’s what happened — and what almost didn’t happen — on it first big day.
Published On: September 12, 2020
In September 1945, a Soviet cipher clerk went to authorities claiming that a spy ring had infiltrated the intelligence services of multiple countries, including Canada. What happened next would help usher in the Cold War.
Published On: September 08, 2020
Sixty-eight years ago, the notorious Boyd Gang broke out of the Don Jail for the second time — and humiliated authorities wanted to find the men fast.
Published On: August 27, 2020
Until 1870, hangings were must-see events — drawing thousands to gallows across the province.
Published On: August 17, 2020
During the two weeks that the Civics played in Canada’s capital city in 1976, they didn’t rack up many wins — but they did create plenty of off-ice drama.
Published On: August 15, 2020
After the news came in that Japan had surrendered, people across the province poured into the streets — and besieged police holed up in an LCBO.
Published On: August 01, 2020
Daniel Dodge seemingly had it all: love, money, and his whole life ahead of him. Fate had other plans.
July 22, 2020
What are the lessons learned and the remaining issues to be solved 30 years after the Oka standoff outside Montreal.