Recap February Speaker

February 24, 2020 7:30 pm.

The Ward

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Our February speaker was John Lorinc, who has co-edited two books on The Ward, Toronto’s first suburb. Within a few decades of its beginning The Ward was a highly dense neighbourhood populated by a variety of immigrants from different countries. This area was known for derelict shanties and bad plumbing, but there were local churches, stores, and theatres too. The Ward is also known for being home to Canada’s first large, supervised playground.

 

with thanks to club member SG