History

Published On: October 15, 2021
Ontario nurses are feeling overworked and undervalued. The pandemic plays a massive role — but experts say it’s part of a long tradition.
Published On: October 07, 2021
Capes. Snakes. Pentagrams. The Process Church of the Final Judgment shocked Toronto the Good — and so did the funding it got from the Liberals.
October 05, 2021
Nearly 10 per cent of Canadians can trace their ancestry to Germany.
Published On: September 20, 2021
The Tories felt it was their year. But they hadn’t reckoned with a reinvigorated Pierre Trudeau — or with how Robert Stanfield played football.
Published On: September 15, 2021
More than 70 years ago, George Drew was hoping to take down Louis St. Laurent in the federal-election race — and the Telegram was hoping to drive the Star out of business.
Published On: September 09, 2021
In 1896, conflict over Catholic schools threatened to tear the country apart. Wilfrid Laurier promised peace — and turned to an Ontario premier for help.
September 08, 2021
A look at the events leading up to the current state of affairs in Afghanistan.
September 08, 2021
Brian Clark is a retired Canadian businessman and one of only 18 survivors of the World Trade Center's South Tower in New York on September 11, 2001.
Published On: September 01, 2021
Acid rain. PCBs. Cleaning up the Great Lakes. In ’88, the major parties were talking about protecting the environment. But critics said they'd never walk the walk.
Published On: August 17, 2021
For decades, transients took to the roads and the rails, hopping freight cars, establishing hobo jungles — and risking death at every junction.
Published On: August 13, 2021
Steve Paikin and others discuss what it was like to meet the former Soviet leader in 2005 — and how his legacy holds up today.
August 13, 2021
Steve Paikin, Dan Dunsky, and Daniel Kitts discuss Paikin's 2005 conversation with Mikhail Gorbachev.
Published On: August 09, 2021
During his time as education minister, Davis modernized the province’s learning infrastructure — and introduced a new station to the airwaves.
Published On: July 28, 2021
Fifty years ago, the province introduced new legislation that lowered the age of majority, letting 18-year-olds drink. But that change wouldn’t last the decade.
Published On: July 20, 2021
In the early 1950s, most restaurants in Dresden refused to serve Black people. So activists pushed back, taking their cause to court — and changing Ontario history.
Published On: July 07, 2021
In the summer of 1929, police clubbed and bloodied demonstrators at Queen’s Park — and met with a chorus of support from media and politicians.
Published On: June 30, 2021
Fifty years ago, hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside Parliament Hill chanting “two, four, six, eight, gay is just as good as straight” — and demanding change from the federal government.
June 24, 2021
What lessons can be learned from the gradual erosion of democracy?